Impacts of exchange rate changes on the cocoa-food crop farming systems of southwest Nigeria

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , Ibadan, Nigeria
Cocoa trade -- Economic aspects -- Nigeria, Western., Foreign exch


Nigeria, Wes

StatementPaul Dorosh and Bola Akanji.
ContributionsAkanji, Bola.
LC ClassificationsHD9200.N53 W475 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p. :
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Open LibraryOL2264070M
LC Control Number89147824

The paper concluded that agricultural export, exchange rate, trade openness and world price of cocoa taken together affected cocoa export in Nigeria. The study recommended free market determination of exchange rate and accessibility of farmers to facilities provided by government to increase cocoa output and hence export.

For Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which dominate global production, cocoa contributed per cent 4 and per cent 5 in of these countries’ GDP respectively. With the bulk of cocoa production being exported, it also provides a valuable source of export revenues – Cote d’Ivoire exported $ billion and Ghana $ billion worth of cocoa and cocoa products in Cocoa is a cash crop for some the world's poorest farmers – revenue from producing and selling cocoa provides a livelihood to million people in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia The freeing up of the cocoa marketing systems in the s meant that prices in most cocoa producing.

Martin Noponen: Climate change, combined with unsustainable farming techniques, have caused a crisis in cocoa production—in fact, some regions have already been rendered totally unsuitable for growing dry seasons and less rainfall, as well as new pests and diseases can reduce yields and quality, which translates into reduced income for farmers and their families.

The predicted impact of climatic change and an increasing demand for land for food crop production will have a negative impact on the size of the present cocoa growing area. Both factors underline the need for intensification of cocoa cultivation in West Africa, in short, the need for growing more cocoa on less land.

The Agricultural Exchange Rate Data Set data set contains annual and monthly data for exchange rates important to U.S. agriculture.

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It includes both nominal and real exchange rates for 79 countries, plus the European Union (EU), as well as real trade-weighted exchange rate indexes for many commodities and aggregations.

grew rapidly, although on the whole the agricultural sector was stagnant with varied rates of growth across commodities. The food production sector grew, while the export crop production sector declined.

After more than two decades of rapid economic growth, Cameroon’s economy collapsed in the mids to late. crop is grown with the objective of increasing productivity while at the same time ensuring sustainability by protecting the environment Cocoa systems: farming systems dominated by cocoa trees, which are in-tended to serve as the main cash crop Enrichment planting: replacing dead trees or filling in gaps with good planting materials.

But production structures differ depending on the continent. In Africa, most production comes from smallholdings, in Ecuador and Brazil, large estates predominate, and in Asia the two sectors are similar in size.

Some facts about Cocoa Production Planted area million hectares (FAO ) Production million tons beans 70 % from Africa. Many projections of the impact of climate change on the crop, livestock and fishery production sectors of African agriculture are reported in the literature. However, they may be arguably too general to understand the magnitude of impact and to inform adaptation strategies and policy development efforts that are tailored to promoting climate-smart agriculture in the West African.

The economy of Nigeria is on the low side because of the drop in the price of oil and most of the Nigeria citizen has really abandoned agriculture. When crude oil was not much in supply in the early 50s agriculture was the major source of revenue for both the government and the citizens of Nigeria.

beans and exchange rates spur export performance in Ni-geria. They conclude that Nigeria has a comparative advan-tage in the production and exportation of cocoa beans to the global market. Similarly, Okon and Ajene () also fi nd a robust positive relationship between cocoa production and export development in Nigeria.

In all the reviewed climate change studies on crop production in Nigeria [6,[9] [10] [11][12][17][18][19][20][21][22], only one has used a biophysical model to project the growth of crops with.

Crop production can increase if irrigated areas are expanded or irrigation is intensified, but these may increase the rate of environmental degradation.

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Since climate change impacts on soil water balance will lead to changes of soil evaporation and plant transpiration, consequently, the crop growth period may shorten in the future impacting on.

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Agricultural Trade. Climate change will affect the spread and establishment of a wide range of insect pests, diseases and weeds. This phenomenon will be in large part a consequence of changes in the distribution and health of naturally occurring host plants and crops, natural enemies, and the adaptive changes in farm management (see chapter B).With the increasing globalization of the trade and exchange of.

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However, the effects will be more in countries whose economy depends on agriculture. This study aims to measure the economic impacts of climate change on crop farming in Bangladesh.,A Ricardian model was used to estimate the relationship between net crop income and climate variables.

Cocoa farming, along with other cash crop farming, took a back seat to the exploration of oil. Nigeria quickly lost our international market to countries such as Indonesia and Cote D’Ivoire. Fondly called the wealth seed, discerning Nigerian farmers are now returning to the cultivation of cocoa on an industrial scale.

Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago.

After gathering wild grains beginning at leastyears ago, nascent farmers. southwest Nigeria tends to be of a more diverse nature than the cocoa cultivation strategies used in the major producer countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

All four countries share similar climatic parameters of average rainfall from mm with dry seasons lasting one to four months. The Economic Impact of Crop and Livestock Diseases.

Infectious disease is one of the few reasons authorized by the World Trade Organization for blocking imports of agricultural products. Restrictions on trade may continue for up to two years, resulting in lost sales ranging from millions to tens of.

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Africa as a whole has abundant natural resources, but much of its economy has remained predominantly agricultural, and subsistence farming still engages more than 60 percent of. In arid and semi-arid regions of the world, irrigation improves economic returns and boost production up to %.

Water pollution is a serious threat to agricultural productivity and human health. Research has ascertained that poor water quality resulting from waste discharge into rivers negatively affect crop, animal and soil productivity. rate of urbanization: % annual rate of change ( est.) total population growth rate v.

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing research-based technologies to help farmers increase productivity and production efficiency while practicing sustainable agriculture. Crop Production Program.

CSGC applies systems theory to the solution of complex agricultural problems and to the development of computer-aided farm decision support systems. Crop Systems & Global Change (CSGC) USDA provides details on a wide range of information on crops including grains, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, cotton, and tobacco.

Production of sustainable cocoa significantly impacts the economies of many developing countries and provides livelihood for an estimated 40 to 50 million people globally. Unlike larger industrialized agribusinesses, the vast majority of cocoa still originates on family-run small farms that have limited access to resources and organized markets.Jamaica - Jamaica - Economy: Jamaica’s economy is mixed but increasingly based on services, notably tourism and finance.

Since independence inthe country has developed markedly but unevenly. Mining and manufacturing became more important to the economy in the latter part of the 20th century, while the export of agricultural commodities declined.The beginning of the Atlantic slave trade uprooted previously established societal norms in West Africa.