Working Group - Rubber

Context:

Indonesia is the world’s second largest producers of natural rubber. In 2018 production was at 3.2 million tons, and this figure is expected to grow as (https://www.gapkindo.org/statistics) demand, especially for tires, continues to rise. However, Indonesia’s rubber plantations – 85% of which are managed by smallholders – are still not as productive as they can be due to poor plantation management practices, use of low-quality inputs and limited resources for replanting.

Activities:

  • Collaborating with government vocational training facilities to deliver capacity building through Teaching Factory for Agricultural Education (TEFA).
  • Running training of trainer and field assistance programs to improve farmer productivity.
  • Organized tapping competitions and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Quizes.

 

Impact:

  • 28,240 farmers participating.
  • 44,735 hectares of land covered.
  • 30% increase in yield from baseline.

 

Member:

  • Kirana Megatara.
  • Pirelli.
  • Michelin.
  • Sregrip GIZ.
  • GoodYear.
  • Conservation International.
  • SNV.
  • Bogor Institute of Agriculture.
  • Bank BTPN.