Deforestation in the tropics is a significant cause of global climate change (Murdiyarso, Hergoualc’h and Verchot 2010). Where land conversion is fueled by commodity agriculture, it is imperative to engage farmers in climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices that include forest conservation. For smallholder cocoa producers in Ghana, increasing on-farm carbon storage and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must also be linked to enhancing productivity. This increases the resilience of production systems in the face of a changing climate.
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