Entry: Bart Kroon, Continaf
Joining with WCF and its partners proved to be an effective way to align and activate industry efforts toward the further development of a growing and sustainable cocoa economy in Indonesia. The platform meeting clearly opened opportunities for collaboration and identified the challenges of local and international supply chain and productivity perspectives. The introduction on AMARTA II program clearly confirmed that focus lies on structural improvements on productivity and effectiveness of supply chain supported by both public and private parties.
It was a joy to travel with a delegation to west Sulawesi and be a witness of the progress made under AMARTA I, Gernas and the Nestlé cocoa plan. We have been impressed by the impact of the recently installed West Sulawesi governmental structure. Looking back both the field visits organised by the ministry and the story telling by Manfred Borer and his team inspired me to continue to support and invest in a sustainable cocoa economy in Indonesia and to continue to sell the value of such effort to our clients and their clients.
Pictured: Bart Kroon visiting West Sulawesi cocoa farm