By providing training in pest and disease control technologies and cocoa best management practices, the alliance improved farm productivity and increased the incomes of rural cocoa farmers. Additionally, partners provided local farmers with information on the cocoa grading process, enabling them to reap greater profits. During the five-year program, more than 190,000 farmers and 2,000 extension workers and business people received training and support services; almost 4,000 producer organizations, business associations, and community-based organizations received assistance; agricultural technical advisors introduced a large number of new technologies and management practices; and smallholders producing coffee, cocoa, and high-value fruits, vegetables, and flowers earned more than $370 million – an 88% increase in earnings. Olam International set up 9 rural buying stations in South and Southeast Sulawesi. Total project investment reached $21 million. The success of the project led to the establishment of $20 million AMARTA II, the implementation of which is ongoing (2011-2016).
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, Indonesia|
|Value||USD 21 Million|