Providing 20 community Cocoa Fermentation to adress, capability gap, labour shortages, cash flow issues, and to raise quality and the value of Cocoa Produced

w4Providing 20 community Cocoa fermentation and drying centers to address, capability gap, labour shortages, cash flow issues, and to raise quality and the value of Cocoa produced.

Activity 1: Select, socialize and prepare way-of-working in target villages in Kolaka Timur, Kolaka Utara and Kolaka (Sulawesi Tenggara),
Activity 2: Construct quality Fermentation and Drying, similar to designs in the pictures below, depending on the local situations.
Activity 3: To train and develop operators for the proper post harvesting methods required to produce quality of Cocoa. (participatory needs oriented training and socialization)
Activity 4: develop the local logistics and commercial infrastructure to enable streamlined selling of wet Cocoa beans.

Activity 5: M & E
The benefits are:

  • Quality control and proper post-harvest fermentation for quality Cocoa;
  • Faster cash income for growers, from wet bean purchases;
  • Overcoming labour issues that cause resistance to ferment Cocoa
  • Efficient use of assets and resources employed for fermenting and drying Cocoa
  • As more farmers get encouraged by the better returns the industry will grow and in-turn lower atmospheric CO2
  • Higher prices for Cocoa beans and premium returns from the fermented Cocoa sales returned to the Project and community to further develop nurseries, infrastructure and inputs for sustainable agriculture.
  • Villages develop stronger independence, and improved economies
  • Working under-cover and reduced time outdoors for better OHS in fermenting and drying Cocoa beans.