Strengthening the smallholder Robusta farmer in OKU Selatan, Indonesia

This project aims to improve the profitability, through improved productivity and efficiency of coffee production and to develop strong, accountable, resilient farmer organizations for Indonesian smallholder Robusta farming households in Sumatera Selatan.

This is achieved firstly by organizing smallholders into farmer organizations based on membership that provide farmers with support and improve their access to markets and services. Within farmer groups, training and technical assistance will be made available in order to increase coffee yields and economic efficiency through improved harvest and post-harvest practices. Through this project farmers will have a better understanding of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), more entrepreneurial opportunities and coffee households can become independent. The project has a focus on climate change adaption (with specific mention of tackling erosion and using integrated farm management for sustainable production systems) and an emphasis on gender equity and youth involvement.