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.
|Value||USD 6.8 Million|