The idea to set up an organization to represent the cocoa society in Indonesia was initially raised in the second Cocoa Development and Trade Fair in Surabaya on 26-28 November 1984. The organization was intended to be the medium to share vision and formulate strategic action towards cocoa business development. However, it was only on 11 April 1988 in Jakarta following senior level efforts to the cocoa society and government that a committee to set and launch the cocoa organization was founded to formalize the cocoa organization.
Soon after, on 18 February 1989, Indonesian Cocoa Association (INCA) was established through the supports of Minister of Trade Dr. J. Soedrajad Djiwandono and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Sjarifuddin Baharsjah.
The membership of INCA includes all segments of cocoa business: growers/farmers, traders, exporters and processing industries. Therefore, INCA was the first agricultural commodity association established in Indonesia which covers the mainstream and downstream industries.
INCA also hold open, familiar, fair and effective attitudes in attaining its objectives, and is efficient in implementing its program and formulation of its organizational structure.INCA’s secretariat office is based in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta.
Regional offices and boards have also been established in six provinces to cover the activities throughout the country. They are in North Sumatera, Lampung, Jakarta, East Java, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi. Today, INCA’s membership extends to 96 members.
To increase Indonesian cocoa production
To improve the quality of Indonesian cocoa from managing integrated quality of products of the supply chain starting from growers, traders, exporters and industries.
To facilitate and liaise partnership in research and development sector amongst stakeholders both in national and in international level.
To assist the development of the cocoa industry at national level to create a fair and conductive business competition.
To improve relationship with global cocoa organizations in order to gain a better bargaining power in International market.
To improve member’s capabilities thus they would become skilled and reliable business partners.
To gather and develop manufacturers, business players and farmers in a healthy business environment which covers the code of ethics, responsiveness to the development of technology and responsibility in running the operation in order to create reliable and professional national cocoa agribusiness.
To become an independent, professional and visionary organization which unites national cocoa business players and involves in reaching national development’s objectives and improving the people’s welfare.
To place Indonesian cocoa as a leader in international market
To create a healthy business environment and mutual partnership amongst cocoa business players.
To support the development of competitive advantage of Indonesian cocoa business players, particularly the smallholders.
To increase partnership with government sector in increasing foreign earnings, creating employment opportunities, creating value and developing Indonesian cocoa business players.
In order to be able to overcome an internal and integral challenges arise with minimum assistance from government. INCA offers extensive membership from mainstream and downstream industries, grinders, trader and exporters, and manufacturers.
The association is open for all cocoa stakeholders, the government owned enterprises, private companies, cooperatives and farmers. Thus, it involves all stakeholders segments independently and actively.
Cocoa business players, both organization and individuals, that have competency to the development of cocoa in Indonesia.
Organization or individuals involved in cocoa research and development
National and foreign cocoa stakeholders, etc.
Socialization and Advisory
Research and Development
Ir. Zulhefi Sikumbang (Ketua)
Halim A. Razak, SE.MSi
Antonius Tona Pasaribu
Prof. Sikstus Gusli, PhD.
Ketua Umum : Arie Nauvel Iskandar
Ketua 1 – Hubungan Kelembagaan : Arief Susanto
Ketua 2 – Hubungan Industrial : Ani Setiyoningrum
Ketua 3 – Hubungan Internal Organisasi : Husen Danavira
Sekretaris Jenderal : Yusa R. Ali, SE
Wakil Sekretaris Jenderal : Adam
Wakil Sekretaris Jenderal : Andi Fitriani
Bendahara Umum : Andreas SetiadiWakil Bendahara : Suphandi Husada
Ardy Yanto Husny
Zainal H. Laugu
Sohinder Dingri Sonny