• Strongim Bisnis in Solomon Islands

    Cocoa

OUR Cocoa PROGRAM

Overview

Strongim Bisnis is working to increase exports and domestic production of value-added cocoa products that result in increased incomes and jobs. Our work is focused on improvements in replanting efforts and tree varieties, new drying technology, improved transportation services for products to market and research and development. We will also work to strengthen export technologies, marketing and promotion, training, access to cocoa-specific equipment, organic certification and access to finance.

Our aim is to ensure cocoa prices given to farmers reflect the improved quality of their products and the sophistication of the industry, while women and youth have entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry, such as in commercial nurseries and in product value-adding. 

  • Improve productivity through replanting, revitalisation and improved production practices.

    Improve access and utilisation of drying technology/infrastructure and equipment maximising women’s participation.

    Improve research and development, and uptake of existing export technologies and equipment.

    Improve visibility, reputation and marketing in the international industry (leveraging positive news on women’s economic development).

    Increase the availability and improve the quality of training throughout the value chain (accessible to and/or targeting women and youth).

    Increase domestic production of cocoa value-added products.

    Improve access to finance for producers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with activities that target women.

    Promote more positive gender roles, that lead to women’s empowerment and reduce the risks of gender-based violence.

    Improve domestic transportation services and logistics.

  • Strongim Bisnis partners with key players in the cocoa sector such as producers KPSI, Coconut Farm Holdings, Makira Gold and Solomon Gold, the Cocoa Industry Working Group, the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) agriproduct retailers, such as Island Enterprises, and other emerging businesses and of course the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL).

    SolChoc 2018 (Solomon Islands Cocoa and Chocolate Festival) featured a series of industry and public workshops and events for international cocoa buyers, local producers and the public. Strongim Bisnis collaborated with MAL, CEMA, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), the Pacific and Horticultural Market Access Program (PHAMA), the Rural Development Program (RDP) and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to bring SolChoc to Honiara.

Strongim Bisnis is an Australian Government Initiative

Strongim Bisnis is implemented by Adam Smith International

Location

Location of Strongim Bisnis in Honiara

Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Please contact us on:
+677 25664