Cacao Intensification in Sulawesi: A Green Prosperity Model Project

Kristen Moriarty, Jessica Katz, John Barnett, Graham Hill, Michael Elchinger

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


NREL conducted eight model projects for Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) Compact with Indonesia. Green Prosperity, the largest project of the Compact, seeks to address critical constraints to economic growth while supporting the Government of Indonesia's commitment to a more sustainable, less carbon-intensive future. This study evaluates techniques to improve cacao farming in SulawesiIndonesia with an emphasis on Farmer Field Schools and Cocoa Development Centers to educate farmers and for train the trainer programs. The study estimates the economic viability of cacao farming if smallholder implement techniques to increase yield as well as social and environmental impacts of the project.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages142
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Produced under direction of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement IAG-12-1866 and Task No WFQ9.1017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-62434


  • cacao
  • cocoa beans
  • farmer field schools
  • grafting
  • Indonesia
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • phytosanitation
  • pruning
  • Sulawesi


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