Working Group - Corn

Target: By 2020, the group plans to conduct training program to 5 million corn farmers on 1,25 million ha land. With productivity target of 8 tons/hectare, this group will provide additional corn production of 3,2 million tons to Indonesia

 

Activities:

  • Providing the bundled services of technology, micro loan, financial literacy, digital payment, crop insurance and market access in West Nusa Tenggara
  • Improving farmer’s access to credit loans, corn seeds, and trainings in Mojokerto
  • Testing a new model on coconut-corn intercropping in North Sulawesi
  • Leveraging the access of hybrid corn in Madura, East Java to increase the productivity

                                                    

Results:

  • Farmers engaged: 940
  • Land: 1,637 ha
  • Productivity increase: 13%
  • Field school: 3 schools
  • Demo plot for GAP: 24 plots

 

Partners: Syngenta Indonesia, Monsanto Indonesia, Cargill Indonesia, Mercy Corps Indonesia, DFAT(AIP-PRISMA), Vasham, BRI, Bank Andara, Winrock International, BPR Pesisir Akbar, Directorate General of Food Crops – Ministry of Agriculture, ACA Insurance,  Government of East Java (Mojokerto), West Nusa Tenggara (Bima & Dompu), North Sulawesi (South Minahasa), and Aceh   

 

Areas of work: Aceh, Central Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi