Indonesia is one of 17 countries with nutrition problems of concern, placing the country’s nutrition status at the same level as African countries, according to the International Food Policy.
Indonesia and the Philippines still rely on rice imports, which is why BRIA aims to increase yield and quality of rice production in these countries. In Indonesia, 375 centres for sustainable rice production will be established until 2017 in the three provinces of North Sumatra, East Java, and Central Java. 125 trained agricultural advisors will teach 7,500 rice farmers, which will act as multipliers in their respective communities. Next to farmer trainings, producers of cooking oil and rice millers are enabled to fortify their products with micronutrients such as vitamins, iron and zinc. BRIA supports the Indonesian Government in establishing social security systems which provide nutritious food for poor people. As a first step, BRIA conducts studies showing the effectiveness of fortified food as potential means to fight against malnutrition.
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NOVEMBER 2017Country: Indonesia
The demand for rice, the most important crop in the country, is estimated to increase by 38% in the next 25 years. Assuming that the planting area, which often amounts to only 0.3 to 0.5 ha per farming household.Country: Indonesia
BRIA completed a baseline survey to compile profiles of BRIA farmers and farming practices in the two BRIA pilot provinces of North Sumatra and East Java .Country: Indonesia
Climate change has affected domestic agricultural productivity including rice, the main strategic crop in Indonesia. Compared to other countries in Asia where rice is also the staple food, rice consumption in Indonesia is the highest..Country: Indonesia
In today’s world, information and communications technology (ICT) is widely applied for an effective and efficient working system, and data accuracy and privacy..Country: Indonesia
Climate change is damaging crop yields and endangering livelihoods of farmers due to the increased occurrence of extreme weather events and through its effects on the distribution and life cycles of insects including pests.Country: Indonesia
The agricultural sector has become the main foundation of the food supply for 245 million people in Indonesia, providing about 87% of raw materials for small and medium enterprises.Country: Indonesia
More than 90 representatives from 11 Asian countries participated in an executive consultation forum and capacity building seminar to learn and share their experiences on mechanisms to deal with financial risks resulting from climate change.Country: Indonesia
BRIA seeks to enhance the capacity of farmers in the districts of Langkat, Sedang Berdagai and Deli Serdang, North Sumatra province and Jember district.Country: Indonesia
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has reiterated its commitment to helping rice farmers improve their livelihoods through a recent visit to BRIA Indonesia.Country: Indonesia
A lack of coordination among production, processing and marketing activities and inefficient and environmentally hazardous use of resources.Country: Indonesia
BRIA in collaboration with the ASEAN Forestry and Climate Change Project (FOR-CC) recently organized Training of Trainers (ToT) on.Country: Indonesia