General Information

  • CGD Tutorial:   How to use CGD.

Website Links

  • CATIE 
  • Cocoa Coconut Institute of Papua New Guinea (CCI)
  • CEPLACnbsp;
  • CIRAD (France)
  • CNRA (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Cocoa Producers Alliance (COPAL) 
  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) 
  • Cocoa Research Unit (University of west indies, trinidad)
  • CRIN<  (Nigeria)
  • IITA (Nigeria)
  • INIAP> (Ecuador)
  • IRAD (Cameroon)
  • (MCB)
  • Reading University International Cacao Germplasm Database (ICGD)
  • Sustainable Tree Crop Program (STCP) 
  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

      Summary production data for Cocoa beans (Source of original data:FAOSTAT)


  • David N. Kuhn, Don Livingstone III, Dorrie Main, Ping Zheng, Chris Saski, F. Alex Feltus, Keithanne Mockaitis, Andrew D. Farmer, Gregory D. May, Raymond J. Schnell & Juan C. Motamayor. Identification and mapping of conserved ortholog set (COS)II sequences of cacao and their conversion to SNP markers for marker-assisted selection in Theobroma cacao and comparative genomics studies. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2012, 8(1):97-111.
  • Christopher A Saski, Frank A Feltus, Margaret E Staton, Barbara P Blackmon, Stephen P Ficklin, David N Kuhn, Raymond J Schnell, Howard Shapiro, Juan Carlos Motamayor. A genetically anchored physical framework for Theobroma cacao cv. Matina 1-6. 
    BMC Genomics. 2011, 12:413 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-413.


Database Resources
  • CacaoCyc
  • NCBI Theobroma cacao
  • GRIN Theobroma cacao