Toward Climate-Friendly Cacao Supply Chains
A climate-friendly farming system called carbon insetting is being pushed in Indonesia’s cacao plantations to reduce greenhouse gasemissions while also improving farmer’s livelihood, business and theenvironment. Indonesia is the world’s third largest producer of cocoa, which is made from cacao beans, after Ivory Coast and Ghana. According to Indonesia’s central statistics agency, the country produced 710,000 tonnes of cacao beans in 2014, of which 91 per cent came from smallholders. But while the demand for chocolates is on the rise, the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia’s cacao plantations is increasing.