WCF Programs in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia accounts for approximately 14% of the world’s cocoa supply. The region includes well-established cocoa producers such as Indonesia, the world’s third largest producer, and emerging producers such as Vietnam and the Philippines.More
Areas of focus include: training farmers to better manage pests and disease, diversify crops for cash and consumption, improve pruning and shade management, and practice sound environmental stewardship; working with farmers to establish and strengthen farmer organizations, helping them better understand market needs and opportunities, acquire improved management and marketing skills, and collectively sell their cocoa at a higher price; improving cocoa quality by educating farmers on proper post-harvest handling techniques, training farmer organizations in quality control and supporting the development of quality standards; and furthering farmer access to quality planting material through the development of nurseries and budwood gardens.
Currently, WCF supports active programming in the following countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, and Vietnam.