The INCOCOA Groups

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INAFORESTA, INCOPED, INCOSOM and INGENIC are informal networks created to promote the exchange of ideas and information amongst cocoa scientists and others with an interest in agroforestry, pests and diseases, soil management, and genetics and breeding respectively. Although the groups were created independently, they have all benefitted from the support of COPAL, which has allowed them to hold their workshops to coincide with the International Cocoa Research Conferences. These events, which take place every three years, provide an excellent platform for those involved in cocoa research to come together and share their knowledge and experiences.

Please see the linked pages for further information on the activities and outputs of the individual INCOCOA groups, their secretariats and their supporting institutions and organisations:

INGENIC is the 'International Group for Genetic Improvement of Cocoa', which promotes the exchange of information and international collaboration on cocoa genetics and improvement of cocoa planting materials.
INCOPED is the 'International Permanent Working Group for Cocoa Pests and Diseases'.
INCOSOM is the 'International Group on Cocoa and Soil Management'.
INAFORESTA is the international scientific group dedicated to the analysis and improvement of the relationships between people, cocoa, trees, forests and the environment (site maintained by CATIE, Costa Rica).

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