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- Say, Eduardo, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2013 v.173 pp. 46-57
- Theobroma cacao; aboveground biomass; agroforestry; bananas; botanical composition; canopy; carbon; carbon sinks; climate change; cocoa beans; crop yield; dead wood; ecosystem services; expert opinion; forest trees; forests; fruits; funding; issues and policy; market prices; monitoring; niche markets; plantations; private sector; roots; soil; Central America
- ... The cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao L.) is cultivated typically in agroforestry systems in close association with a rich list of tree species and other useful plants on the same plot. Cocoa based agroforestry systems are credited for stocking significant amounts of carbon and hence have the potential to mitigate climate change. Since cocoa yields decrease non-linearly with increasing shade, a need is ...