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Title: The Economics of Cacao Production in Kona 
Author: Fleming, Kent; Smith, Virginia Easton; Bittenbender, H.C. 'Skip'
Date: 2009-09
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Fleming K, Smith VE, Bittenbender HC. 2009. The economics of cacao production in Kona. 12 p. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. (AgriBusiness; AB-17).
Abstract: This study uses an interactive spreadsheet model to estimate the economic costs and returns for producing cacao in Kona, Hawaii, using price and production data typical for a 1-acre, mature cacao orchard. The primary purpose of the analysis is to enable Hawaii's cacao growers and processors to determine a price for wet cacao beans that will be fair to both, allowing both enterprises to be profitable in the long run. The document provides a link to a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.
Series/Report No.: AgriBusiness
Pages/Duration: 12 pages
Keywords: Theobroma cacao, economic analysis, production economics, small farms, Hawaii

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