Cocoa Life In Indonesia

Indonesia is the third largest producer of cocoa beans in the world (Côte d'Ivoire is the largest, and Ghana is the second-largest). Here 27,750 farmers from 149 communities participate in Cocoa Life. The program has been active in Indonesia since 2013.

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Indonesia
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27,750
Farmers currently participating in Cocoa Life
Cocoa Life active in country since
2013
149
Cocoa Life communities
5
Cocoa Life origin team members
INDONESIAN COFFEE & COCOA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ICCRI)
Cocoa Life's research partner
Indonesia

"We believe that positive change comes from farmers and community members getting together to build plans that are based on their needs and are focused on the long term. This creates ownership and empowerment in shaping the future of cocoa. Working with our partners and the Indonesian government, we’re helping cocoa farming families create the kind of communities they want to live in, and inspiring the next generation."

Andi Sitti Asmayanti, Cocoa Life’s Country Lead for Indonesia

A. S. Asmayanti

2017 INDONESIA PROGRESS DASHBOARD

This dashboard demonstrates the scale achieved by the end of 2017 and how Cocoa Life is making progress in Indonesia. Cocoa Life monitors the below output indicators under five focus areas. These are interventions we put in place with our partners.

Farming
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Farmers trained on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)1
27,750
Cocoa seedlings distributed (through Cocoa Life)
969,816
Cocoa-farming demonstration plots operational2
46
Nurseries created3
50
Hectares of cocoa farms mapped4
25,734

  1. Farmers trained are farmers enrolled in the program. Once they follow the attendance criteria, they are selected as Cocoa Life farmers. GAPs are recommendations made to the farmers so they can increase the yield on their farms. 
  2. Demonstration plots show what “good” looks like so farmers know what to expect when adopting the GAP. 
  3. This includes both professional and community nurseries. 
  4. One hectare is 10,000 square meters. To compare, a football field is about 7,500 square meters. 
Community
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Community Development Committees (CODECs) operational in communities1
149
Community Action Plans (CAPs) activated2
149
Communities with CAP projects completed3
113
Community members trained on gender awareness
3,597

  1. CODEC members are elected by their communities to represent them in defining the CAP priorities. CODECs may cover several communities. 
  2. Cocoa Life facilitates the development of the CAP through the CODEC. The CAP defines the 10 priorities the community agrees to work on and is owned by the community. Communities may have several CAPs. 
  3. These communities have successfully raised resources and advocated to start implementing any of the 10 priorities listed in the CAP. 
Livelihoods
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Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) operational1
581
Community members who participate in VSLAs
16,813
VSLAs linked to finance institutions
2
Community members trained on financial literacy
12,640
Community members trained on business management
20,899
Community members involved in additional Income Generating Activities (IGA)
4,766

  1. A VSLA (or a similar model) is a group of people who save together and take small loans from those savings. 
Youth
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Community members and farmers (w/m) educated on issues of child labor and forced child labor
3,535
Communities with Child Protection Committees (CPCs)1
21
Communities with a Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS)2
21
Youth trained on cocoa-related enterprises3
1,441

  1. The primary purpose of the CPC is to promote and protect the total well-being of all children in the community. Its responsibilities include liaising with the School Management Committee and the Parents-Teachers Associations to ensure all school-going children are enrolled and retained in schools. 
  2. Cocoa Life's CLMRS is community-based and child-centric. Its scope goes beyond the cocoa supply chain to include the community as a whole, and addresses the issue from prevention to remediation. 
  3. Youth is the age range from 15-24 in Indonesia. 
Environment
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Community members trained on Good Environmental Practices (GEPs)1
6,620
Economic shade trees distributed (through Cocoa Life)
36,267

  1. GEPs are recommended practices which will include, for instance, how to conserve the soil or practices for reasonable and safe use of agrochemicals. 
About the Dashboard
Cocoa Life routinely collects monitoring data from our partners as part of the ongoing review of program performance at the local level, so we can apply learnings to improve program outcomes in the future.

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