Project

Cocoa yield and quality response to selected sustainable land management and climate change scenarios in Uganda.

Duration
01 October 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agrochemistry and fertilisers
    • Crop science
Keywords
Soil fertility management climate change cocoa yield cocoa quality
 
Project description

Cocoa productivity in Uganda has remained low with average productivity of 0.55 t/ha, compared with 1.65 t/ha attained in Ghana. The study will develop simple visual indicators for monitoring soil structural quality in cocoa fields, establish the effect of sustainable land management on cocoa yields and quality and predict future cocoa yields using data from Global and Regional Climate Models.