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SMARTseeds Indonesia

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10/16 - 09/19

Completed

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General

Information services for sustainable vegetable farm management

Objectives

Implementation of a financially sustainable information service that supports 100.000 vegetable farmers to increase their production, income, food security and reduces the inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides. The service will eventually be owned and hosted by the company EWUBDI with support from the public-private Dutch and Indonesian partners. The services can easily be extended for other types of crops and/or implemented to other regions in Indonesia.

Target Groups

The primary users are chili, tomato and cucumber smallholders in 14 regencies in 3 provinces in Indonesia. All farmers are smallholders with average farmland around 0.5 to 1.0 ha/farmer. Vegetable farming in the 3 provinces in Indonesia has been highly affected by changes in climate, weather patterns and availability of water. It also resulted in changes in the pest and disease profile in farming areas. Previous pesticide treatments are no longer effective. Vegetable farmers also face challenges on limited land tenure, small landholding size of 0.8 to 1 hectare, without the benefit of modern tools and farming methods, good seeds and fertilizer.

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