The Cocoa Innovations Project (CIP), launched by ACDI/VOCA and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), leverages private-sector partnerships to develop the Indonesian cocoa sector. The project aims to improve cocoa farmers’ incomes and efficiency through innovations in crop management and the application of information technology. With funding from WCF members, CIP continues activities started under a USAID initiative. Key elements of the project include improving access to microfinance for cocoa farmers; use of mobile phone-based banking and agricultural extension systems; and community-based cocoa fermentation business models to improve the quality of farmers’ cocoa.
WCF members Armajaro, The Hershey Company, Mars Inc., Mondelēz International, and Olam are providing private sector financial support. CIP pairs ACDI/VOCA’s development expertise with the capabilities and resources of key local businesses, engaging a wide range of stakeholders to sustainably develop the Indonesian cocoa sector. The grant from WCF, which represents cocoa value chain companies from around the world, is matched with funds from ACDI/VOCA to build on core program successes and amplify impact.
|Location||Indonesia, East Asia and Pacific|