Indonesia Transferring Technology
DURATION:
3 years
LOCATION:
Indonesia
NATURE OF PROJECT:
Cocoa pest and disease management
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST:
US$ 607,215
GRANT FINANCING:
NIL
CO-FINANCING
US$ 269,791
COUNTERPART FINANCING
US$ 337,423
PROJECT EXECUTING AGENCY (PEA):
Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute (ICCRI)
PROJECT SUPERVISORY BODY:
International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)
PROJECT STARTING DATE:
September 2020
COMPLETION DATE:
September 2023

 

 

Brief Description:

The productivity of cocoa farms in Indonesia is very low as a result of poor crop management practices and cocoa pest and disease pressure especially VSD and PPR. The project will address this problem in part by raising awareness on prevention and control of VSD and PPR diseases of cocoa; enhancing institutional capacities to prevent and control VSD and PPR; and transferring knowledge to farmers through Farmer Field School (FFS) approach.

 

 

Project Objectives:

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of cocoa farmers to adopt best agricultural practices to manage Vascular-Streak Dieback (VSD) and Phytophthora Pod Rot (PPR) diseases of cocoa. The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To raise awareness among cocoa farmers on prevention and control of VSD and PPR diseases of cocoa
  2. To provide a base of support services and training facilities to cocoa farmers
  3. To transfer knowledge to farmers on the prevention and control of VSD and PPR disease of cocoa

 

Project Status:

The project proposal was reviewed and approved by the Economics Committee at is thirteenth meeting in April 2019. The ICCO Secretariat is in consultation with potential donors in the cocoa industry to secure the necessary co-financing for the project.