Swisscontact Indonesia had the opportunity to present WISATA II, a tourism development project for selected destinations in Indonesia funded by the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), at Indonesia’s largest annual travel fair, Bali & beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) 2017 from 7th to 11th June at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, Nusa Dua.
Swisscontact Indonesia had the opportunity to host the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Nestlé and Mars Chocolate on a joint field visit to review the progress of Swisscontact’s Sustainable Cocoa Production Programme (SCPP) in West and South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Aug. 30, 2016 – Mondelēz International today announced the successful completion of the first phase of its new partnerships with Swisscontact, Cargill and Wahana Visi Indonesia to expand its Cocoa Life program in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.
On the 25 of July 2016, thousands of Southeast Sulawesi cocoa farmers received a total of 5.8 Billion Rupiah in premium fees for their UTZ certified cocoa beans sales. Through the local cooperative and UTZ certificate holder, Koperasi Gabungan Gapoktan (KGG), the farmers had been inspected and passed on several steps of quality assurance to ensure compliance with the voluntary certification standard of UTZ Certified, making them eligible for the premiums.
Stepping into their fourth year in 2016, on May 23rd the Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro) held their annual meeting involving farmers from ten commodities: corn, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, rice, soybean, potatoes, dairy farm, horticulture, and rubber.
Initiated and coordinated by Swisscontact, for the very first time Switzerland presented many of its global sustainable cocoa initiatives at the Third World Cocoa Conference in late May 2016 in the Dominican Republic. Representing Switzerland at its generously decorated stand were SECO, various Chocosuisse member companies, and other institutions such as The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).
In April 2015 Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch visited in Mamuju the the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP).
Flores Island is a hidden gem for cyclists because of its amazing cycling experiences - pedaling through idyllic villages, passing rice fields, lakes and forests to more extreme and adventurous down-hill trips.
In November 2015, the President of the Council of States from Switzerland, Claude Hêche visited the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP).
JeBe KOKO, a subsidiary of JB Foods Limited, in collaboration with Swisscontact’s Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP), distributes premiums for certified cocoa beans for 152 MT of traceable cocoa beans to the Koka Jaya Cooperative. The combination of disbursing premium payments and utilizing a local cooperative such as KKJ as a management unit of the UTZ sustainable farm certificate, brings the greatest benefits and added value to all parties involved: the industry, the cooperative and the cocoa farmers.
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