Cocoa Intensification in Indonesia - IPNI Cocoa Care Program

IPNI-2013-IDN-27

This project currently works with almost 100 small holder cacao farmers in the Soppeng / Bone area of South Sulawesi where generally poorly trained cacao farmers are struggling to maintain sustainable productivity levels under increasing pressure from pests and diseases with inadequate application of necessary farm inputs. The cacao farmers will be trained both “in class” and “in field” how to implement good agricultural practices on their farms for maximum productivity. Read more


Year of initiation:2013
Year of completion:2018

Articles

22 Jun 2016

IPNI - Cocoa Care Collaboration Helping Farmers in Indonesia Revitalize Cocoa Production

21 Apr 2014

IPNI Cocoa Care Project in Indonesia

11 Apr 2014

IPNI - Cocoa Care collaboration helping farmers in Indonesia revitalize cocoa production


Interpretive Summary

There has been an ongoing decline in quality and productivity of cocoa in Indonesia since the early 2000's. This decline, while the global cocoa markets are strong, has undermined farm profitability and presents a substantial risk to the survival of the industry in Indonesia.

An ongoing decline in quality and productivity of cocoa in Indonesia since the early 2000’s has undermined cacao farm profitability. While global markets were strong during the same period, it still presented a substantial risk to the survival of the industry in Indonesia. The project was initiated in 2013 to identify and help cacao-farming families with the necessary land and family resources to become a sustainable cacao family business.

Since the early 2000’s there has been an ongoing decline in quality and productivity in cocoa in Indonesia, which has undermined cacao farm profitability and presents a substantial risk to the survival of the industry in Indonesia, while at the same time global markets are strong. This project identifies cacao-farming families with the necessary land and family resources to become a sustainable cacao family business.

The project has commenced in 2013 and was initially designed to run until the end of 2014. Since the early 2000's there has been an ongoing decline in quality and productivity in cocoa in Indonesia, which has undermined cacao farm profitability and presents a substantial risk to the survival of the local industry, while at the same time global markets are strong.

Since the early 2000’s there has been an ongoing decline in quality and productivity in cocoa in Indonesia, which has undermined cacao farm profitability and presents a substantial risk to the survival of the industry in Indonesia, while at the same time global markets are strong. This project that commenced in 2013 will identify cacao-farming families with the necessary land and family resources to become a sustainable cacao business family over the longer term.

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Updates & Reports

2015

Sustainable Intensification

2015

Project Description


Publications

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Response of Cacao Seedlings to Fertilizer Thomas Oberthür, Marianne Samson, Noel Janetski, Kate Janetski, and Myles Fisher
Better Crops With Plant Food
2018-4, page #20
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Cocoa Yield under Good Agricultural Practices and 4R Nutrient Management in Indonesian Smallholder Systems Thomas Oberthür, Marianne Samson, Noel Janetski, and Kate Janetski
Better Crops With Plant Food
2018-1, page #3

The IPNI SEAP director applies fertilizer to a cocoa tree that recently planted in the IPNI Cocoa Care Program

Project Leader

Thomas Oberthur, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
Noel Janetzki, PT Community Solutions International, Cocoa Care program


Project Cooperators

IPNI Southeast Asia Program
Cocoa Care, Indonesia
Lautan Luas, Indonesia
Uralkali Trading, Singapore


IPNI Staff

T. Oberthür


Location

Asia \ South-Eastern Asia \ IDN \ South Sulawesi


Topics

4r place, 4r rate, 4r source, 4r time, best management practices, nutrient management, profitability, yield

cocoa

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)