Peningkatan Ekonomi Kakao Aceh (PEKA) Program

A 21-month partnership to train 12,500 farmers to increase productivity in the Aceh province of Indonesia.

Peningkatan Ekonomi Kakao Aceh (PEKA) Program

The PEKA Program is a 21-month, 1836.8 million pilot program that trained 12,500 farmers directly with a goal of increasing productivity by 50%. 75% of cocoa beans will meet the Indonesian national standard versus 25% currently. Started in 2010, PEKA was led by Swisscontact in Aceh province to focuses on the improvement of quality, production and post-harvest management; intensification; and rehabilitation of smallholder cocoa farms. These activities spread throughout the five cocoa producing districts in Aceh. Moreover, the PEKA program also improved the human resources in cocoa research and the cocoa supply chain, at the district, sub-district, and farm level. Throughout the project, 12,500 farmers received training on good crop husbandry practices, farm rehabilitation and cocoa farmer community strengthening. The project supported key services to the cocoa sector with the objective to improve its competitiveness. Main interventions were the promotion of business services in the field of input supply, promotion of business services related to quality improvements and market access, and promotion of financial services in the cocoa value chain.


  • Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

    Implementing NGO
    Switzerland | Staff size: 1001-5000

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  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

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    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization that promotes sustainability in the cocoa sector by providing cocoa farmers with the support they need to grow more...

  • Armajaro Trading

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Armajaro Trading is a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager founded in 1998 and is one of the world's largest traders in soft...

  • Mars, Inc.

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

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  • Ford Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

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  • Show of Force

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

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  • Games for Change

    Service Providers, Independent/None
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

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  • United Nations Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 6.8 Million