Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The setting up of Indonesian Cocoa Council was declared at the closing function of the International Cocoa Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali on Friday evening.
Trade Affairs Minister Mari E Pangestu, when attending the function hoped to increase the quantity and quality of Indonesia`s cocoa in a bid to meet the market demand.
The Indonesia`s cocoa production only reached 590 thousand tons per year, much lower compared with that 1.3 million tons produced by the Ivory Coast and Ghana`s 650 thousand tons
The fact that Indonesia has higher potentials to produce the commodity, especially in terms of land area and number of workers,
Halim Abdul Razak, general chairman of the Indonesian Cocoa Producers Association (Askindo) said.