Working Group - Corn

Context:

The Indonesian government has been largely focused on increasing domestic corn production to curb dependency on imports. Corn is mostly used as feed for the livestock industry, with smaller amounts used to produce simple processed foods. Annual demand for corn as livestock feed is estimated at 7-8.5 million tons and is likely to rise as a response to increased consumption of meat. To achieve self-sufficiency in corn, Indonesia needs to address strengthening its production base to meet this demand.

Activities:

  • Delivering subsidized fertilizer for corn in West Nusa Tenggara, as well as bundled services of technology, micro loans, financial literacy trainings in West Nusa Tenggara.
  • Leverage access of hybrid corn in Madura, East Java to increase productivity.

 

Impact:

  • 9,020 farmers participating, of which 644 are women.
  • 10% increase in baseline yield.
  • 45% increase in baseline income.

 

Member:

  • DFAT (AIP-PRISMA).
  • Syngenta Indonesia.
  • Cargill Indonesia.
  • Mercy Corps Indonesia.
  • OK Bank.
  • Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture.
  • ACA Insurance.
  • Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • 8villages.