The INCOCOA Groups

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INAFORESTA, INCOPED 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, 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:

Under Construction: This website will be the home of the international working groups for cocoa research. The site is currently under construction, though the INGENIC and INAFORESTA icons link to their current websites.

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. Follow the link to access the current website (maintained by Penn State University, USA).
INCOPED is the 'International Permanent Working Group for Cocoa Pests and Diseases'. A small number of web pages are now available.
INAFORESTA is the international scientific group dedicated to the analysis and improvement of the relationships between people, cocoa, trees, forests and the environment. Follow the link to access the current website (maintained by CATIE, Costa Rica).