Organic cocoa production in Solomon Islands

Organic cocoa production in Solomon Islands

Round 3 Solomon Islands Agriculture Completed



Partner contribution

$ 563,417

DFAT contribution

$ 397,833

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Total Value

$ 961,250

Start: June 2019 - End: June 2021


Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands

Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) is a social enterprise working in partnership with local communities to improve lives by building sustainable value chains and revitalising the smallholder cocoa industry with appropriate technology.

World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Australian Government

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade works with international partners and other countries to tackle global challenges, increase trade and investment opportunities, protect international rules, keep our region stable and help Australians overseas.


About this partnership

This partnership brings together social enterprise Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI), World Vision, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to increase farmer incomes through improving their cocoa yield and quality. The partners will support better solar drying processes, provide training/mentorship and support organic certification. In the process, KPSI will diversify its core business and start up a boutique organic cocoa division with opportunity to scale to other areas. The initiative will be implemented in Makira Province.

This partnership aims to diversify KPSI’s product offering, leveraging existing processes and infrastructure for coconut oil and other coconut-based products. For smallholder cocoa farmers, the initiative will enhance the financial viability of their farming operations and increase incomes. Women’s economic empowerment will be promoted in local communities through targeted and needs-based training.


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