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Country  Indonesia
Beneficiaries              Smallholder Cocoa Farmers 
Project Description  Kakoa is a production and processing company which purchases cocoa beans from Indonesian smallholder farmers to produce chocolate. Kakoa has been improving the incomes and livelihoods of smallholder farmers by purchasing cocoa beans at a price that is higher than the market rate. In addition, the company provides farm equipment as well as training for farmers on methods to improve production, increase incomes and combat pest related diseases. Kakoa is also focused on ecological conservation and advises farmers on ecological farming. See more about Kakoa:
Scope of Legal Assistance Sidley is providing assistance with understanding the regulatory barriers related to the export of chocolate to the EU, US and Australia; drafting and reviewing of buyer contracts, equity agreements and convertible notes; and intellectual property matters.