TY - CHAP A1 - Festus Olakunle Olasupo A2 - Peter O. Aikpokpodion ED1 - Peter Osobase Aikpokpodion Y1 - 2019-11-06 PY - 2019 T1 - Cacao Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilization for Sustainable Production in Nigeria N2 - Almost five million tonnes of cocoa produced annually drives the US$100 billion global chocolate industry. To sustain the industry, cacao planting materials (seeds and clones) have been successfully moved from the Amazon forests in America to the humid tropical forests of Africa, Asia, and Australia. In more than 150 years of commercial cacao cultivation, smallholder farmers that supply the bulk of cocoa beans still face several production constraints that impede their efficiency. Scientific technologies have therefore been deployed to remove these constraints by ensuring a continuous supply of good quality cocoa beans to meet growing global demand. This book provides insight into these scientific advances to address these current and emerging problems and to assure the sustainability of the global cocoa industry. BT - Theobroma Cacao SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.82703 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.82703 SN - 978-1-83962-733-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-09 ER -