Amarta Sulawesi Kakao Alliance (ASKA)

The AMARTA Sulawesi Kakao Alliance, a USAID partnership with Blommer Chocolate Company and OLAM International, worked to improve agribusiness productivity and quality, and provided better market access for thousands of Indonesian farmers and villages, specifically in the coffee, cocoa and high-value horticulture industries.

Amarta Sulawesi Kakao Alliance (ASKA)

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).


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Blommer Chocolate Company

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Blommer Chocolate Company is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America. With four strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America, the...

  • Olam International

    Goods Supplier
    Singapore | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Olam International is a global integrated supply chain manager with a portfolio of 20 agricultural products and food ingredients. Established 22 years ago, Olam has a direct presence in 65...

Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Indonesia
  • Start Date 2006
  • End Date 2011
  • ValueUSD 21 Million