With its vast and abundant fertile soils and forest and marine resources, Indonesia is a major key producer of a wide variety of agri- and aquaculture, mining, and forestry products. The agricultural sector is an important source of income and employment. Indonesia has a population of approximately 260 million, of which 120 million live in rural areas, and 50 million of them are economically active in agriculture.

Indonesia sectors

IDH Indonesia runs 8 different sector programs and 3 landscape program. The Pulp & Paper, Palm Oil and Tropical Timber programs were recently integrated into the landscape program. Other programs will continue their sector-level efforts but are also playing an active role in different focus landscapes.

The most important highlights and key achievements per program were:

  • Palm Oil:¬†a solid pipeline of projects was built, covering about 20,000 farmers on 40,000 ha. The first projects started implementation. Strategic partnerships with private companies and governments were built for the development of sustainable supply sheds in Aceh and South Sumatra.
  • Pulp & Paper: a project for protecting and conserving 41,480 ha of peatland and mangrove forest started implementation; baseline studies and management plans for new forest management projects were completed; and agreements were made with APP and APRIL to work on landscape and fire management, integration of the HCS approach and clean manufacturing.
  • Tropical Timber: 185,330 hectares of tropical forest concessions were certified by the end of 2015 and a significant pipeline was built for certification in 2016
  • Coffee: The Sustainable Coffee Platform Indonesia (SCOPI) was established and developed a national curriculum for training farmers on sustainable agricultural practices. In 5 field level projects, more than 29,000 farmers were trained.
  • Cocoa: 5,906 cocoa farmers received training and 9,035 obtained certification; the Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) expanded its membership and activities; a taskforce on Agri-Finance was established.
  • Spices: Three pilot projects supported farmers to achieve certification, and improve productivity and quality of their products. More than 4,000 farmers were trained, and almost 10,000 ha of spices fields were under sustainable management practices.
  • Aquaculture: at the end of 2015, the program reached up to 11,500 farmers and workers, accounting for the responsible production of 46,000 MT shrimp ; supports for Aceh Aquaculture Initiative has led to the transformation of the cooperative in which it is now receives direct support, partly, from a commercial financial institution.
  • Updates on the three Indonesian¬†landscapes: Aceh, West-Kalimantan and South Sumatra, you will find on the respective landscape pages.

News

Initiatives

  • Sustainable Spices Initiative

    The Sustainable Spices Initiative pushes for interventions that create more farm level impact and cater to specific issues and geographies.

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    Sustainable Spices Initiative
  • Traceability Working Group

    Achieving Traceability in Palm Oil. The Tracebility Working Group consists of a committed group of palm oil producers, traders and users who are working together to define traceability and the roadmap to get there

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    Traceability Working Group

The team in Indonesia

Office details

MD Place Tower 2, 3rd Floor Unit C
Jl. Setiabudi Selatan No. 7
Jakarta 12910, Indonesia

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