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Project Name: Karawang Horticulture Development Project(Indonesia)
Project Description: Rice is the main crop in the Karawang regency of West Java, Indonesia, vegetables are only planted while the non-rice production period. Since the outsource plantation model, the profit doesn’t directly contribute to the farmers. Besides, the market access of farmers is also limited by the marketing system, those crops produced by farmers can only be handed over to the local distributor and sold to certain markets. Therefore, farmers’ income is affected.
Based on the national policy of the Indonesian government, focusing on the development of the integrated agricultural demonstration area in Karawang regency, the Indonesian government looks forward to working with the Taiwan government on a 3-year project in Karawang. The main target is going to duplicate the successful model on the complete project ‘‘Strengthening Incubator Agribusiness with Human Resources Development in Bandung’’ implemented by Taiwan Technical Mission, providing the farmers in Karawang on field guidance, enhancing market access through joint marketing, echoing to the goals made by the Indonesian government as farmers income increased.

Implementation Start Date: 2020/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2022/12/31
Project Objectives: The expected project outputs are:
1.Assist at least 40 cooperative farmers to increase crop production capacity, with a total promoted area of 30 hectares and productivity of 450 metric tons.
2.Assist at least 40 cooperative farmers to increase marketing capabilities on agricultural products. The selling volumes of the market channel developed by Taiwan Technical Mission reach a total of 50 metric tons per year.
3.Coach a farmers' organization on operation and promotion, and establish working capital of at least USD 15,000 per year.
Executing Agency: 1.Ministry of Agriculture in the Republic of Indonesia
2.Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Indonesia
Current Progress: To the end of June 2020, the following activities have been completed:
1.Counseled 13 farmers on cultivating cauliflower and chili for 1.5 hectares.
2.Assisted six farmers in field preparation, and six farmers in growing seedlings.
3.Counseled farmers to cultivate a total of 5.5 hectares field.
4.Trained 2 professionals in agricultural transportation and marketing.
5.Established 3 domestic fixed sales markets.
6.Trialed planting and selected high potential value commodities (sweet corn and okra).
7.Completed the survey on the income of the beneficiary farmers before the project.
Project Contact: Elisa,Yu-chi CHANG
Phone: 886-2-28732323 Ext. 221
E-mail: yc.chang@icdf.org.tw
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Indonesia
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Indonesia
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2020/3/4
  • Date Updated:2020/8/10