COCOA SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP
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The “COCOA SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP”, hereafter referred to as the “CSP” is a public/private forum for the advancement of communication and working together between stakeholders/organizations actively engaged in cocoa development initiatives in Indonesia.
The CSP exists to increase communication, coordination and collaboration between public and private stakeholders engaged in cocoa sustainability activities in Indonesia for the mutual benefit of all cocoas sector players.
CSP governance consist of the General Assembly, Advisory Board, Supervisory Board, and Executive Office.
In operationalizing the vision and mission of CSP, an Executive Director is appointed to manage the Executive Office. He or she will be supported by program managers, operation (finance, admin, and human resources) manager, and communication and external relation manager.
The CSP members decided that the agreed measurement of cocoa productivity is to use tree units, not per land area. Given that the tree populations per unit area are different. For example, in one hectare there could be less than 1,000 trees; or based on SCPP Dashboard average population is 579 trees per hectare; or vice versa as found in West Sumatra (for example) with a population of 1,400 plants within an area of one hectare. The CSP intervention target includes 200 million cocoa trees with a production of 2 kg of dried cocoa beans per tree by 2030. These consensuses also approved by General Assembly Members.
The 2020 Roadmap is focusing on two tracks, which consists of “Professional Farmer Package” and “Enabling Environment”. Furthermore, the two tracks are defined by cross cutting building blocks: Agri-inputs, Planting Material, Knowledge Management, Access to Finance, Service Delivery, as well as Government Support and Member Outreach.
The activities of the 2020 Roadmap are translated into Key Performance Indicators (KPI) with the “Outcomes” are as follows:
- 20 million trees use appropriate fertilizer and minimum additional of 20 million trees year on year.
- 15 million clonal seedlings used by farmers per year.
- Increased productivity to 2 kilograms per tree.
- 20,000 farmers adopting Professional GAP and minimum additional of 20,000 farmers year on year.
- 10% of farmers fit with eligibility criteria to get loans and increase 10% year on year.
- 10% of the cocoa business loan (in total) is distributed for youth.
- Farm outlook for diversification covering 20% of cocoa farmer in 2019 and minimum additional of 20% year on year.
- All cocoa farms are defined by polygon and not located in the protected forest and conservation area (Deforestation-Free).
In 2013, the CSP developed a roadmap to guide its members towards a thriving, sustainable Indonesian cocoa sector by 2020. The members decided that for this to happen, farmers needed to double their productivity (and increase their quality) in a sustainable way–without deforestation. This would attract the next generation of cocoa farmers, halting the rising average age of cocoa farmers in the sector.
The roadmap is an ambitious answer to a difficult context of declining national production, with many (of the more talented) farmers leaving the sector for other crops. CSP members recognize that the Indonesian cocoa sector can regain its vitality only by building a strong business case for the farmer. Otherwise farmers will continue to switch to other crops. That business case is to be built on productivity foremost.
CSP members will work toward a thriving, sustainable Indonesian cocoa sector, to enable cocoa farmers with professional farmer package and enabling environment. It is also expected to continue increasing productivity and business profitability in cocoa sector beyond 2020.
CSP MEMBER refers to any organization that is actively involved in cocoa development in Indonesia that complies with the requirements of membership.
CSP membership consist of honorary and core members. Honorary members are organizations which not required to paid membership fee but their knowledge, experience, and institutional capacity are significantly needed to enhance cocoa sustainability and CSP function.
Core members are defined as organizations listed in CSP, which signed the CSP Membership Agreement and pays the respective annual membership fees. Type of membership is determined by the amount of the membership fees that a member pays. Acceptance and dismissal of a member are on the hands of the General Assembly (GA) as the highest entity in CSP structure. Membership is on a yearly basis.
CSP welcomes any cocoa value chain stakeholder to participate in CSP activities and programs. To become CSP member there are several criteria that an organization should fulfil and agree to, but the main criteria is that the organization should have cocoa sustainability activities with clear and measurable objectives. Acceptance and dismissal of members will be decided by the General Assembly in a General Assembly meeting.
Members and partners of CSP are widely distributed from national and local governments, universities and research institutions, international and local NGOs, donor organizations, certification bodies, cocoa trading companies, chocolate processing companies, and fertilizer companies.
Members are organization listed in CSP. They signed MoU and pays membership fees. Type of membership is determined by the amount of membership fees that a member pays. Acceptance and dismissal of a member are on the hands of the General Assembly. Membership is in yearly basis.
Obligations of a member:
- Assign Main Representative and up to two alternates to attend General Assembly meetings.
- Assign representatives to Task Forces based on topics and issues. At least one active participants in at least one task force.
- Commitment to Vision and Mission of CSP.
- Sign Membership Agreement which stated the followings: (i). Must have credible sustainability program/activities with clear objective, targets and strong monitoring and evaluation to measure impact; and (ii). Willingness to share information and learning on area of activities (district level), type/aim of activities, target and achieved number of farmers trained/certified, productivity baseline, achievements, targets, and any other information required by CSP.
- No member may individually represent the CSP at another forum or make comments on behalf of the CSP to the media or other parties without authorization of the General Assembly, except the Executive Director.
- Pay Membership Fee.
- New members must be accepted by a majority of members of the General Assembly.\
Rights of a member:
- All members are part of the General Assembly.
- Have access to data, publications, communication materials, etc. that produced and collected by CSP as well as other facilities and support provided by CSP.
- Have access to CSP meetings and workshops.
- Have the right to vote.
- Have the rights to express opinions and to appeal to forum’s decisions, voice complaints, and recommend changes.
- Have the right to be treated in equality, with respect and privacy.
- The appointment of General Assembly Chairperson.
- The approval of the accountability report of the Supervisory Board.
- The approval of statutes and bylaws and any changes to them.
- The approval of CSP policies.
- The identification and definition of additional CSP activities that are not yet funded for attention of the CSP Executive Director and Supervisory Board.
Honorary Members have no voting rights.