Working Group - Potato

Context:

Potatoes are considered, relative to income, an expensive vegetable commodity in Indonesia. While there is a market for fresh potatoes, a larger proportion is processed at an industrial scale for potato chips. While it is a profitable crop for the smallholders who grow them, growing potatoes in Indonesia is challenging. The archipelago’s climate and soil conditions are not ideal for the crop, which require processors and farmers to acquire high-quality imported seed from Australia and Scotland. This is why partnerships between growers, input suppliers and offtakers is crucial to ensure the sustainable supply of potatoes in Indonesia.

Activities:

  • Enhancing farmers’ capacity, building on GAP through monitoring and mechanization.
  • Producing high-quality industrial potato seeds.
  • Facilitating access to capital and markets.
  • Developing cultivation in Sumatra.

 

Impact:

  • 21,310 farmers participating.
  • 71% increase in baseline income.

 

Member:

  • Indofood.
  • Yara Indonesia.
  • Directorate General of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Sarana Tani.