Cocoa Intensification in Indonesia - IPNI Cocoa Care Program


17 Mar 2015

Sustainable Intensification

Sulawesi is the heart of Indonesia’s cocoa production, accounting for 65% of the nation’s output. At the end of 1990s, Indonesia’s cocoa production stood at almost 700,000 tons per annum. By 2013, however, pests, diseases and poor farm management have reduced cocoa production to about 420,000 tons per annum. Farmers in Sulawesi have poor knowledge of cocoa farming with very little farm inputs such as fertilizer. They also have no easy access to finance and knowledge. Many cocoa farmers are in danger of being trapped in a downward spiral. International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) - Southeast Asia Program and Cocoa Care have teamed up to solve the aforementioned challenges by developing a community-focused training and support network, guided by IPNI’s scientific approach and know-how in soil and nutrient management.

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An Introduction IPNI Cocoa Care ProjectSize: 2.99 MB