The ICCO program High Premium Rice Production and Marketing in Central Java has run for a year now. Watch the movie to see how the program changed the lives of Indonesian farmers.
The ICCO program High Premium Rice Production and Marketing in Central Java has run for a year now. One of the results of this first year is the increased rice production. This is realized by using certified seeds and organic fertilizers, instead of chemical fertilizers which were used before. Joko, a farmer in Jenengan Village: “After using the new fertilizers, we reduced the usage of chemical fertilizer by 25 percent. This means we can save around 50,000 Rupiah per two thousand meter of square land”.
Reaching 10,000 farmers
The program in Central Java targets 10,000 farmers. The farmers will have an increased rice production and as a result an increased income by 2019. The program also targets 58 LDPM’s (business organizations of rice farmers) to professionalize them. They will be better able to run the rice business, to act as a local buyer, to have an internal control system and to deal with the larger buyer. The LDPM’s will thus become strong business organizations with know-how, capabilities and influence.
Implemented by a Public Private Partnership
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) which implements the program consists of one government body (Board of Food Security of Central Java), three private sectors (Bank Jateng, PT. UNS and PT. Smart Berdikari) and three NGOs (YJB, VECO and ICCO). The program is part of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security, which is a program of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).