Public Private Partnership to strengthen the cocoa production

Overall goal

The project shall have benefitted and enhanced capabilities of cocoa researchers, state management officials and cocoa farmers with an ultimate goal of sustainable expansion of high quality cocoa production in Vietnam and improving its international market access. 

Objectives

  • Capacities for both extension support services and cocoa farmers are improved;
  • Current average yield of Vietnam cocoa is increased and reach 2kg/tree/year within the trained farmers by 2016;
  • Cocoa has become a major commodity that gets increased investments by different major actors;
  • The government is advised to develop favourable policies and allocate funds for cocoa development.

IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES

  • MARD, National Agriculture Extension Centre, Crop Production Department, Vietnam Cocoa Committee;
  • Mars, Puratos GrandPlace;
  • Technical Assistance provided by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and IDH.

APPROACH

  • Strategic Public – Private Partnership;
  • Sector development strategy;
  • Improve economic performance at farm level;
  • Precompetitive collaboration;
  • Successful business model of Cocoa Development Center (CDC)/Technology Transfer Center (TTC); and Cocoa Village Centre (CVC);
  • Role of government, NGO and donors is considered critical. 

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE PROJECT START

 

  • Set up and run of 3 CDCs, 29 CVCs and 14  demonstration of high yielding farms with 2 tons of dried seed per ha to provide technical advise, planting materials and support to cocoa farmers in Central Highland, Mekong delta;
  • Develope monthly bulletin and provide trainings on cocoa planting and fermentation for about 2.000 cocoa farmers;
  • Provide technical support to private actors to develop large scale- farming model and attract more investors to cocoa production;
  • Coorperate with Crop Production Department and National Extension Center to develop, publish and provide trainings on sustainable cocoa production;
  • Coorperate with Cocoa Coordination Board to develop and implement the Cocoa Development Strategy.

 

Main contact

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tuan
Project Manager
Email:tuan.nguyen@helvetas.org
 

Project Office

HELVETAS Vietnam
Van Phuc Diplomatic Quarters
298F Kim Ma
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel:  +84-4-3843-1750
Fax: +84-4-3843-1744

BUDGET

883.182 EURO PERIOD: 2014-2016