Asia

Indonesia

Region(s)

Tanggamus, North Lampung,
West Lampung in
South Sumatra

Implementer

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Project

Increase Earnings Capacity for Indonesian Coffee Smallholders

Introduction

Following the self assessment of the Supplier Initiative, the LDC agronomists have come up with the main challenges within the supply chain in Indonesia. This project has been designed to address a continuous improvement approach to address the main identified challenges:

  • Poor working conditions
  • Poor agricultural practices
  • Inadequate usage of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Lack of general information (practices, regulations, market)
  • Climate change effects
  • Land degradation and deforestation

These issues cause income inconsistency and put farmers into difficult situation, without long term perspective

The Project

The project objective is to increase the earning capacity on a long-term perspective. The focus will be on training and agro-forestry.

  • Agricultural practices in respect with environment and safety while working in the fields
  • Economic topics on coffee market and finance
  • Social conditions; specific training for women
  • Collect and analyse soil samplings cross project area to help fertilizer management
  • Invest hand testers to check pH and moistures of the soil to promoters who will facilitate directly in local and farmers
  • Improve responsible use of pesticides and fertilizers to reduce toxic loading into environment (water, soil) by training for local facilitators and farmers, practising technical application in farms
  • dedicated training to women – only with women and if possible provided by a woman
  • Joined training with both husband and wife.

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2017-2020

Farmers

3,500

% Female Farmers & Youth

5%

Coffee Households

14,000

Areas of work

  • sustainability-of-land-icon@2x.pngSustainability of land
  • equality-of-people-icon@2x.pngEquality of people
  • prosperity-of-farmers-icon@2x.pngProsperity of farmers

Project themes

  • gender-equality@2x.pngGender and Youth Inclusivity
  • Water.pngWater
  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm maganement
  • working-conditions@2x.pngWorking Conditions
  • Soil.pngSoil

Project News

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