Stagecast Creator is a visual programming language intended for use in teaching programming to children. It is based on the programming by demonstration concept, where rules are created by giving examples of what actions should take place in a given situation. It can be used to construct simulations, animations and games, which run under Java on any suitable platform.
What is today known as Creator originally started as a project by Allen Cypher and David Canfield Smith in Apple's Advanced Technology Group (ATG) known as KidSim. As the name implies, it was intended to allow kids to construct their own simulations, reducing the programming task to something that anyone could handle. Programming in Creator uses graphical rewrite rules augmented with non-graphical tests and actions.
In 1994, Kurt Schmucker became the project manager, and under him, the project was renamed Cocoa, and expanded to include a Netscape plug-in. It was also repositioned as "Internet Authoring for Kids", as the Internet was becoming increasingly accessible. The project was officially announced on May 13, 1996. There were three releases:
Cocoa consists of the Foundation Kit, Application Kit, and Core Data frameworks, as included by Cocoa.h header file, as well as the libraries and frameworks included by those, such as the C standard library and the Objective-C runtime.
A concept launched by cocoa growers in South America to overcome the monopolistic tendency that crept among large buyers and caught the fancy of farmers in other countries is now developing in India... It also trains farmers to produce quality cocoa and even turn entrepreneurs.
Our cocoa is gradually losing this quality because a lot of farmers in their hurry to sell the cocoa beans are fermenting the fresh beans for less than five days and also sun drying them for less than the average of seven days thus risking the special flavour ... Since the early 2000s, Taiwanese farmers have replaced areca nuts with cocoa.
For years the Chinese have researched into 500 cocoa germplasm resources from 28 countries, including Ghana... Since the early 2000s, Taiwanese farmers have replaced areca nuts with cocoa. About 300 farmers have 200-250 hectares of cocoa farms and produced about 4,000 tonnes of cocoa pods, or 250 tonnes of dry beans, in 2019, almost double 2014’s haul.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has announced a $100 million debt commitment to ETG, an agricultural conglomerate connecting smallholder farmers to global markets through its operations in 48 countries worldwide ... rice, and cocoa.
Nigeria's mid-crop cocoa output is expected to rise following higher than expected rainfall which hashelped boost output for the 2020/21 season to an estimated 320,000 tonnes, the president of the CocoaAssociation said ...The International Cocoa Organization had forecast 260,000 tonnes. Cocoa trees need a delicate balance of rain and dry weather.
Nigerian cocoa farmers eye big wins from China, Australia’s entry ... He confirmed that the partnership is creating a platform to enroll thousands of smallholder farmers who will pay a premium, under which these participants may receive an initial allocation of carbon credits free of charge or enter an auction to buy them.
$16bn with traditional exports commodities like Gold, Cocoa beans and Crude Oil which are raw materials being responsible for 57%, 13% and 7.2% of the total value of Ghana’s export (MIT, 2018) ... The writer is an International Development & TradeAnalyst with a deep research interest in issues affecting smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana.
The duo, alongside others spoke at a forum in Lagos at the weekend where experts gathered to proffer solutions to the myriad of what many described as unacceptable spate of recurring wanton destruction of lives and property across the country ... ‘Insecurity in Nigeria ... Read Also. Nigerian cocoa farmers eye big wins from China, Australia’s entry ... .
Ghanaian cocoa farmer in the AdansiAkrofuom district located in the Ashanti Region, Kwasi Mensah, has shared that his children prefer he sells his cocoa farm due to the lack of Government support ... One of my children has said that after my death, he will sell the farm because of the unfair treatment suffered by cocoa farmers under the Government.
Opanyin Mensah, a 42-year-old farmer based in AdansiAkrofuom in the Ashanti Region has posited that indeed cocoa farming is profitable, but its profitability has reduced over the years due to a couple of challenges cocoa farmers face. “I have been a cocoa farmer for about 20 years now with a couple of acres to my credit.
Ghanaian cocoa farmer, Adwoa Duku, has called for government’s support for cocoa farmers in the country to help lessen their burden. The 53-year-old cocoa farmer who has been growing the cash crop for over twenty-six years noted that cocoa farming is really not easy when you consider all the processes involved.
A Cocoa farmer in AdansiAkrofuom district located in the Ashanti Region, Kwabena Danquah, has lamented that galamseyers in the region are destroying the water bodies that they often use to water their cocoa farms ... “Cocoa farming is helping but there are a lot of tools that we need.
... operations in our rivers and streams, as well as our cocoa and food farms ... “At Breman, Brofoyedru, Denkyira Obuasi, all in the Upper Denkyira West District, cocoa farmers [say] illegal miners have destroyed their cocoa farms. "The galamsey boys have dug pits in our cocoa farms,...
Background... Agongo is alleged to have used fraudulent means to sell substandard fertiliser to the COCOBOD for onward distribution to cocoa farmers, while Dr Opuni is accused of facilitating the act by allowing Agongo’s products not to be tested and certified as required by law ... Writer’s email This email address is being protected from spambots ... .