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Cocoa agroforestry is less resilient to suboptimal and extreme climate than cocoa in full sun: Reply to Norgrove (2017)

Author:
Abdulai, Issaka, Vaast, Philippe, Hoffmann, Munir P., Asare, Richard, Jassogne, Laurence, Asten, Piet Van, Rötter, Reimund P., Graefe, Sophie
Source:
Global change biology 2018 v.24 no.5 pp. e733
ISSN:
1354-1013
Subject:
Theobroma cacao, agroforestry, climatic factors, trees
Abstract:
Resilience of cocoa agroforestry vs. full sun under extreme climatic conditions. In the specific case of our study, the two shade tree species associated with cocoa resulted in strong competition for water and became a disadvantage to the cocoa plants contrary to expected positive effects.
Agid:
5924101