ADM-led project aims to boost Indonesian cocoa quality
June 9, 2011 - Leading cocoa processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced it is kick-starting its Ivory Coast sustainable cocoa initiative – Serap – in Indonesia in a bid to boost cocoa quality from growers in that region.
Indonesia is the third largest cocoa growing nation in the world, with growers in Sulawesi the target of the programme, said ADM.
A spokesperson for the cocoa processor told ConfectioneryNews.com that sustainability is essential to ensuring the long term future of the country's cocoa industry.
"In Indonesia, cocoa farming is the main source of income for more than 600,000 smallholder farmers and their families, most of whom are located on the island of...