Project final report

Improving the sustainability of cocoa production in eastern Indonesia through integrated pest, disease and soil management in an effective extension and policy environment - final report

Date released
01 January 2015
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Peter McMahon, Philip Keane


This project addressed two interacting issues: the decline in cocoa productivity on smallholdings and the effects of changes in the value chain and regulatory framework. As in two previous ACIAR projects, CP/2000/102 and SMAR/2005/074, the main focus was on the livelihood of smallholder cocoa growers in Sulawesi and West Papua. The project developed previous research partnerships with a focus on productivity, pest and disease management, soil fertility, the development of extension models, and the impact on smallholders of policy settings, market-related frameworks and large-scale cocoa development activities.