Cargill Takes Cocoa Sustainability Training to Indonesia

October 22, 2012

Cargill’s sustainability initiatives in Indonesia include teaching farmers good agricultural practices to improve yields and cocoa quality.

Cargill’s cocoa sustainability program has extended into Indonesia, where Cargill says it will help develop sustainable cocoa production and increase the yields of farmers in the region. Indonesia is the world’s third largest cocoa beans producer, Cargill says. Cargill’s program will take place in the South Sulawesi province.

Cargill has already instated its sustainability efforts in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Brazil, and Vietnam. Cargill’s sustainability initiatives in Indonesia include teaching farmers good agricultural practices to improve yields and cocoa quality, as well as to help them achieve sustainability certification for their crops. It says it hopes to extend the program to other areas in Indonesia as well.