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Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1,400 employees, Swisscontact promotes since 1959 economic, social and environmental development.

Local Projects

Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP)

The Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) aims to develop sustainable agricultural value chains through cooperation with the Millennium Challenge Account/ MCA-Indonesia and international private partners such as BT Cocoa, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ecom, Krakakoa, JeBeKoko, Mars, Mondelēz International, and Nestlé. A total of 165,000 cocoa farmer households will benefit through various capacity building efforts in order to improve the productivity and quality of their cocoa production.

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Regional Tourism Development beyond Bali (WISATA)

Through the WISATA pro­ject, Swiss­con­tact sup­ports the gov­ern­ment and local com­mu­ni­ties to de­velop Flo­res as a travel des­ti­na­tion and to at­tract vis­i­tors who enjoy ad­ven­ture, cul­ture and na­ture. The pro­ject aims to de­velop Flo­res as an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized tourist des­ti­na­tion, while at the same time pro­tect­ing its nat­ural and cul­tural iden­tity.

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News

SCPP Project Overview

Swisscontact at a Glance

Swisscontact

Swisscontact is the business-oriented foundation for international development cooperation. Working in 36 countries with over 1,400 team members, we have been fostering economic, social, and environmental development since 1959.

Mission

We promote economic, social, and environmental development by helping people integrate into local economic life. We make it possible for them to improve their living conditions through their own initiatives.

Our Work

Swisscontact acts as a catalyst in project implementation by fostering a sustainable environment for entrepreneurship and facilitating access to information, skills, and markets. Swisscontact provides practical, market-oriented, and locally adapted solution to economic development challenges.

Topics

Employment and income open up pathways out of poverty and create real opportunities for the future. A key condition for this is sustainable economic growth led by an innovative private sector. At the heart of private sector development lie professional training and development, labour market integration, strengthening local SMEs, access to financial services, and efficient use of resources.

Inclusive Markets

The inclusive markets approach advocated by Swisscontact influences market systems by ensuring that disadvantaged populations gain access to improved goods and services, business opportunities, and jobs. This approach explores the limits and opportunities inherent in existing market systems to determine which interventions would be necessary to open up new possibilities for people.

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.ch