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SpiceUp Indonesia

SpiceUp will implement a financially sustainable information service that supports 100,000 pepper farmers in Indonesia to increase their production, income, food security, and optimize their inputs of water, fertilizers and pesticides.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2018
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: XI-IATI-NSO-G4AW17011
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Background

Pepper is a smallholder estate crop and a labor-intensive commodity that is mainly cultivated in Lampung for black pepper, and Bangka Belitung and Kalimantan for white pepper. Pepper is also cultivated in Sulawesi, Java and other areas in Sumatra. In the past, Indonesia was the leading producer and exporter of black and white pepper in the world; however, in recent years, Indonesia has lost its leading position to Vietnam. Many factors have contributed to the decline in production. For example, instability of price, climate change and pepper farmers lack of knowledge on Good Agricultural Practices, resulting in low productivity, plant diseases, lack of quality seeds and difficulties with water supply. Educating pepper farmers on these issues is crucial to ensure farmers are able to gain a sustainable income from pepper farming.

Partnership
The SpiceUp consortium consists of eight public and private organisations including: Verstegen Spices and Sauces BV (lead), ICCO Cooperation, Nelen and Schuurmans, VanderSat, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB Bogor Agricultural Institute), Akvo, PT. Cinquer Agro Nusantara (PT CAN), and Balittro.
SpiceUp is a Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) project supported by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).
SpiceUp Indonesia

Updates

Posted on October 11, 2018

SpiceUp project versterkt economische ontwikkeling peperboeren (news, 2018)

SpiceUp project versterkt economische ontwikkeling peperboeren (news, 2018)

SpiceUp project versterkt economische ontwikkeling peperboeren (news, 2018)
Verstegen's SpiceUp project versterkt economische ontwikkeling van peperboeren ** Verstegen Spices & Sauces B.V. heeft de lead in het SpiceUp consortium dat bestaat uit acht Nederlandse en Indonesische partners. Het SpiceUp-project stelt (geo)informatie beschikbaar ter ondersteuning van 100.000 peperboeren in Indonesië. Deze informatie wordt gebruikt om de kwaliteit en kwantiteit van de peperproductie te verbeteren. Deze verbetering draagt uiteindelijk bij aan een leefbaar inkomen, de voedselzekerheid en optimaliseert het verbruik van water, kunstmest en pesticiden.** Lees de volledige update op: [https://www.verstegen.eu/nl/bedrijf/nieuws/spiceup.html ](url) De peperboeren in Indonesië ontvangen (geo)informatie middels een sms of een mobiele applicatie. Deze informatie bevat adviezen over droogte en irrigatie, bemesting en het optimaliseren van goede landbouwtechnieken. Deze adviezen worden tevens aangevuld met duurzame traceringssystemen en marktinformatie. Het SpiceUp-project richt zich op peper, aangezien dit de meest invloedrijke sector is voor economische groei in de regio's Bangka Belitung, West- en Oost-Kalimantan en Lampung. De productie van peper in Indonesië is echter lager dan de productie van Vietnam, ‘s werelds grootste peperproducent. Peperboeren in Indonesië hebben te maken met verschillende uitdagingen zoals het weer, beschikbaarheid van water en de verhoogde kans op incidenten met plagen en ziektes. Middels dit project wordt een vermindering van de lokale armoede verwacht en een grotere veerkracht van de boeren (zowel in verband met klimaatverandering als met een hoger inkomen). Beide aspecten zullen een positief effect hebben op de voedselzekerheid. Met de steun van geodata gelooft Verstegen dat het de ontbrekende schakel in zijn duurzaamheidsactiviteiten kan creëren om kleine boeren te ondersteunen. Mogelijk zal Verstegen SpiceUp uitbreiden naar andere producten en landen in de toekomst. Verstegen Spices & Sauces is de initiatiefnemer van het partnerschap en wordt eigenaar van de informatiediensten die tijdens dit project zijn ontwikkeld. In dit project zullen vier Nederlandse bedrijven partner zijn van het SpiceUp-consortium: Nelen-Schuurman, Akvo, ICCO, VanderSat en drie Indonesische partijen: IPB, Balittro en PT CAN. Het internationale consortium met onder andere Verstegen en ICCO heeft garandeert een ervaren en goed geïnformeerde samenwerking.

Newsletter SpiceUp

Newsletter SpiceUp - English version 

Newsletter SpiceUp-first edition

First edition

   

Newsletters SpiceUp - Indonesian version

SpiceUp newsletter 1- Indonesian language

Issue 01

   

 

Target group

SpiceUp will target two groups: pepper farmers and business-to-business (B2B) clients, and focuses on three locations in Lampung, Bangka Belitung and Kalimantan. Of the reported 218,000 pepper farmers in these locations, SpiceUp aims to reach 100,000 farmers to become SpiceUp information service subscribers within three years.

Information Services
Four information services will be provided via various channels including SMS and Mobile App.

These services include:
1- Water Management Advice: This advice will guide farmers if, for example, irrigation is needed for this phase of the crop cycle or if they can rely on the forecasted rainfall.
2- Fertilizer Advice: Recommendations on type and amount of fertilizer based on soil analysis and pepper variety.
3- Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Customized advice on how to cultivate peppers, including how to prepare their land and how to effectively apply pesticides.
4- Sustainability Tracing System: This system allows for the registration and tracing of pepper produced by farmers in the project locations, including sustainability information at
plot level.

Sustainability

The service will eventually be owned and hosted by the company Verstegen with support from the public-private Dutch and Indonesian partners. The services can easily be extended to other countries, which is the ambition of Verstegen.

Goals overview

The business proposition contains 3 business models; loyalty model, inclusive model and direct revenue model.

1. Loyalty model: Farmers who sell pepper to Verstegen through PT CAN and other suppliers will be able to get SpiceUp services as part of this loyalty.

2. Inclusive model: Under the Inclusive Business Model, farmers who purchase farm inputs like fertilizers or pesticides from dealers or farm inputs from Verstegen partners, PT CAN, PT Meroke Tetap Jaya (Indonesia) and Horti Supplies International (The Netherlands), their dealers and retailers will be able to receive SpiceUp services as a bonus for purchasing their products.

3. Direct Revenue model: Under the Direct Revenue Model, farmers who did not buy inputs from Verstegen’s partners or those who do not yet supply pepper to the company, have to buy and pay for the services themselves. B2B clients like pepper collectors and MFIs, NGOs and government agencies, who need to acquire the services or get access to the web portal on behalf of their target clients or constituents, will also have to purchase SpiceUp directly from Verstegen
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