Cash Crops Production (Cocoa)

The Cash Crops Production (Cocoa) course is designed to provide farmers, agricultural professionals, and entrepreneurs with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in cocoa cultivation and management.

Course Overview

The course will cover various aspects of cocoa production, including cocoa plantation establishment, agronomic practices, pest and disease management, harvesting, post-harvest processing, and marketing. Participants will learn how to optimize cocoa yield, ensure crop health, implement sustainable farming practices, and enhance profitability in cocoa production.

What you’ll learn
  • Understand the essential principles and practices of cocoa crop production.
  • Develop skills in cocoa plantation establishment and orchard management.
  • Learn effective pest and disease management techniques for cocoa crops.
  • Comprehend cocoa flowering, pod development, and cocoa pod harvesting practices.
  • Gain knowledge of cocoa post-harvest processing and cocoa bean fermentation.
  • Identify value addition opportunities and value-added cocoa product development.
  • Understand cocoa quality standards and certifications for international markets.
  • Apply sustainable farming practices to enhance productivity and profitability in cocoa production.
Requirements

Candidates must;

  • Be proficient in English Language
  • Have access to either a computer or smartphone with Internet Connectivity.
  • Be equipped with quality webcam and headphones
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 8 Weeks – ₦200,000
  • Fast-Track – 6 Weeks – ₦300,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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