Working Group - Cocoa

Context:

Cocoa is Indonesia primary export commodity. Productivity of cocoa plants in Indonesia have declined by 50% in the past five years. Smallholder cocoa plants are suffering as a result of declining soil fertility due to misapplication of urea fertilizer.

Activities:

  • Collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture to develop high-quality seeds.
  • Delivering professional farmer packages, which include agri-inputs, planting material, and knowledge.
  • Improving access to savings, loans, other financial services, as well as financial literacy trainings.
  • Increasing awareness of environmental issues in the cocoa sector by educating and training farmers in environmentally friendly practices.
  • Building training programs to improve the communities’ access to nutrition and other basic services.
  • Promoting the inclusivity of marginalized groups like women and youths.
  • Scaling CocoaTrace, a cloud-based software developed by Koltiva to enable the industry to improve traceability across the cocoa value chain.

 

Impact:

  • 153,406 farmers participating.
  • Trained 1,411 government extension officers.
  • 69,936 households have been trained on financial literacy.
  • 43% increase in productivity.
  • 66% increase in income from baseline.
  • 33% decrease in GHG emissions

 

Member:

  • Swisscontact.
  • NestlĂ© Indonesia.
  • Cargill Indonesia.
  • UTZ.
  • Koltiva.
  • Yara Indonesia.
  • Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute (ICCRI).
  • SECO-Switzerland.
  • MCA-Indonesia.
  • 11 Provincial Governments.
  • 57 District Governments.