Asia

Indonesia

Region(s)

Bukit Barisan Selatan,
South Sumatra

Implementer

Wildlife
Conservation Society

Project

Deforestation-Free coffee in the Bukit Barisan Selatan Landscape (Phase I)

Introduction

Forest conversion for agriculture is a major current and future threat to the intact forests and unique biodiversity of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP), a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Sumatra. Smallholder coffee farms cover more than 10% of the park; cultivated by over 18,000 farmers and producing over 26,000 MT of coffee per year. Smallholders in the southern Sumatra robusta sector often lack tenure security and have limited access to finance, extension services and other agricultural inputs. Existing sustainability efforts have supported farmer livelihoods by, among others, improving production practices, but have had little impact in addressing deforestation

The Project

Phase One, the project will pilot interventions in a minimum of 3 priority coffee production areas adjacent to BBSNP, engaging 2,000 farmers within buffer zone areas at greatest vulnerability to future deforestation

  • Smallholder farmer and supply shed mapping
  • Extension services and training
  • Traceability and responsible sourcing
  • Sustainable coffee roundtable

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

2 Years

Timeframe

2018 - 2020

Farmers

2,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

20%

Coffee Households

10,000

Areas of work

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Project themes

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