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Research Project: Evaluation of Improved Cacao (Theobroma cacao) and Coffee Materials for Agronomic Performance and Reaction to Diseases

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Project Number: 6090-21000-059-009-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2021
End Date: Aug 31, 2025

Objective:
USDA and CATIE (Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education) scientists will conduct collaborative research in production techniques, evaluation of promising cacao and coffee clones, and nutrient uptake in support of small-holder producers in Central America, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

Approach:
Improve cacao and coffee productivity through the study of major production constraints, the evaluation and release of superior clones, and dissemination of information through publications and popoular articles.