Sustainable Cocoa Progress and Education
Indonesia is the third largest cocoa producer in the world, after Ivory Coast and Ghana. Nevertheless, the cocoa sector faces challenges caused by poverty and underdevelopment in the cocoa producing regions resulting in low cocoa bean prices, low farmer income, aging tree stocks and others. More intensive and sustainable production techniques meeting international standards will be required to maintain and expand cocoa farm productivity. The target of this Public Private Partnership (PPP) – Project is to establish certified sustainable cocoa farming in Bali and Southeast Sulawesi.
The specific objective is to improve the cocoa bean quality through:
- Awareness trainings for all relevant stakeholders (farmers, cooperatives, buyers, consultants etc.),
- Training of Trainers (ToT), who will support the farmers during one growing period, benchmarking Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and other sustainable farming methods
- Training of management skills for the cooperatives
- Analyzing the quality improvements of the crop
- The successful cooperatives will be rewarded with a certificate of sustainable cocoa farming.
TÜV Nord will carry out the project with local and national experts and international support.