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Indonesia's 'cocoa doctors' may help avoid looming supply crunch

Farmers harvesting cocoa fruits at a plantation in Gantarang Keke Village, South Sulawesi.


EIGHT years after turning his back on cocoa following a string of harvest failures, Andi Asri has returned to the crop and is enjoying bumper production and profits, thanks to a tie-up with a major chocolate maker that wants to secure long-term supplies.

Mr Asri's