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ICCO in Indonesia

The size of the world’s largest archipelagic nation is also reflected in the number of ethnic groups (1,300) and local languages (746). With a population growth rate of 1.7%, food security and agricultural development are some of the country’s main concerns. In Indonesia, ICCO Cooperation focuses its work on food security, responsible business and inclusive markets.

What we do

The programs of ICCO Cooperation South East Asia connect and strengthen the interface between our two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. Together with our partners, ICCO Cooperation’s key intervention strategies in South East Asia focus on responsible business, inclusive markets and sustainable food security & production, all with the aim to make sure that poor and marginalized men and women can lead secure, sustainable, just and dignified lives.

In Indonesia, the work of ICCO focuses all themes: food security and production, responsible business, and inclusive markets. We work in the agriculture, forestry and fish sector, with cross-cutting focus on food security, rural communities and gender.

Our expertise

ICCO Cooperation has been working in Indonesia since the 1970s. We started our support with humanitarian and charity activities. In the 1980s and 1990s we changed our focus to peace, democratization and access to basic services. This program has made significant contributions in the empowerment of poor people.

The aim of our current program in Indonesia is to empower ethnic minorities and marginalized rural people to (maintain) access to and control over natural resources and to connect them, and small and medium businesses (SMEs), to inclusive value chains. Together with the private sector, governmental and financial institutions, civil society organizations and other partners, we make existing value chains more sustainable and inclusive. We strengthen sustainable entrepreneurship, facilitate process and product innovations and we improve the access of small producers to financial services.

In Indonesia, ICCO Cooperation South East Asia makes use of the following interlinked approaches and models:

Markets for the Poor (M4P)

The M4P approach aims to transform market structures by increasing the participation of the poor, and to make the market more beneficial and sustainable for them.

Value Chain Development (VCD)

We focus on empowering small producers and marginalized groups by connecting them to viable and sustainable value chains and its actors, to generate income and improve food security.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

Our emphasis has always been on partnerships and cooperation. The PPP-model connects the resources and expertise of various sectors (governments, companies, knowledge institutes, ngo’s) when implementing entrepreneurial programs to eradicate poverty.

Business Incubation & Impact Investment

Through our investments programs, ICCO contributes to fair economic development in emerging economies. ICCO provides conditional capital (such as loans, equity and guarantees), by ‘blending’ financial instruments. Our Business Incubator Program (Truvalu) provides capacity and capital to small and medium enterprises and farmer cooperatives, for them to grow and develop into strong and independent enterprises.

Business & Human Rights (BHR)

We work with local communities, private sector actors and governments to achieve a world where the private sector operationalizes its role as an important partner for development. We see the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) as an important guideline and framework for private sector sustainability.

Civic Engagement Alliance in Indonesia

The sustainable livelihood and justice for all are ICCO program pillars. To addressing problematics faced by smallholders producers, ...

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Penabulu Market Integrated Emergency Response Central Sulawesi

Understanding of market-systems is believed to be an important part of emergency response. Market-systems play a central role ...

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  • 2018
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Making Jakarta & Manila Sustainable Inclusive Cities

Today half of the world's population, about 3.5 billion people, live in cities. It is expected that by 2050 6.5 billion ...

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  • 2016
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Geodata for Agriculture and Water: SMARTSeeds Indonesia

SMARTseeds is a consortium of public and private partners who will implement a financially sustainable information service that ...

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  • 2015
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Empowering smallholders for organic nutmeg Indonesia

This program aims to qualify 5,000 nutmeg farmers from Galela and Patani, North Moluccas, in producing organic nutmeg. Indonesia ...

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Increasing Rice Farmers' income in Central Java

The demand for rice in Indonesia is growing from year to year, whereas production is slowly decreasing. Farmers ...

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  • 2015
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Production and Marketing of High Premium Rice in Central Java

In Indonesia, the demand for rice is increasingly growing while production is decreasing. Farmers in Central Java produce ...

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Advancing Sustainable Business and Ancestral Land Recognition

Access to and control over land and natural resources is causing conflict between private companies and indigenous communities ...

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  • 2015
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Advancing Sustainable Business and Ancestral Land Recognition

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SMARTseeds, a Geodata for Agriculture and Water Project

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  • 1970
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How Indonesian Rice Farmers Become Real Professionals

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Reaching Impact and Scale in Rice Farming

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Palm Oil Company Takes First Steps Towards Implementing Child Rights

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Geodata Empower Farmers

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Changing Times and Changing Ways: How Companies, NGOs and Communities Work Towards a More Sustainable Future

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Bu Patmi: Human Rights Defenders and State-Owned Business Operations

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