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    Working towards sustainable innovation for green waste benefits: the role of awareness of consequences in the adoption of shaded cocoa agroforestry in Ghana

    Yamoah, Fred and Kaba, J.S. and Botchie, D. and Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2021) Working towards sustainable innovation for green waste benefits: the role of awareness of consequences in the adoption of shaded cocoa agroforestry in Ghana. Sustainability 13 (3), p. 1453. ISSN 2071-1050.

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    Abstract

    Drawing on the awareness of consequence literature, this paper unpacks how the awareness of the consequences of full-sun cocoa production can encourage farmers to adopt shaded cocoa agroforestry that preserves the land and favours better cocoa farm waste management. Using Ghana as a case study, the paper provides distinctive insights on how shaded cocoa agroforestry systems provide sustainable yields in the medium- to long-term, relative to unshaded systems. We also find that cocoa farmers’ awareness of consequences about the effects of undertaking unshaded cocoa production could make individual farmers exhibit pro-environmental behaviour, leading to the adoption of cocoa agroforestry systems that help preserve soil fertility and improve waste management. We recommend that the utilization of awareness of consequence protocols, coupled with the efficient diffusion of information on the benefits of agroforestry in terms of waste management and environmental improvements to the cocoa farmers, could increase the adoption of shaded cocoa production regimes in Ghana.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Fred Yamoah
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 13:53
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2021 06:55
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42891

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