Cocoa genetic resources and breeding
Yeirme Yaneth Jaimes SUAREZ
Phytopathology, microbiology, integrated disease management and population biology.
Wageningen University, Netherlands
Socio-economic aspects of cocoa farming and value chain, Cocoa supply/value chain governance, Farm diversification, Cocoa related deforestation , Cocoa agroforestry
Cocoa genetic resources and breeding, crop protection, quality requirements for the industry.
CNRA, Côte d'Ivoire
Cocoa breeding and diseases resistance.
Plant pathogen interaction, Fungal biology and evolution, histopathology, molecular biology
CRC, Trinidad & Tobago
Cacao germplasm characterisation management, evaluation, utilisation and conservation, sustainable cocoa production and farmer livelihoods, climate change mitigation in cocoa, diversified and optimized cocoa farming systems
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Germany
Climate change adaptation, social-ecological transformation, resilient value chains.
Biostatistics, Quantitative Genetics, Plant Epidemiology
Cocoa of Excellence, Rome, Italy
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Genetic diversity conservation and use, post-harvest, quality & flavour, climate change and contaminants adaptation.
Dr. Soetanto ABDOELLAH
Cocoa Cultivation, GAP techniques, Shade and irrigation, water/soil fertility management