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PISAgro | Partnership for Indonesia Sustainable Agriculture



WORKING GROUP
HORTICULTURE


Context:

Indonesia is known for its diverse range of horticultural products, including fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The industry had been expanding due to increasing domestic demand, changing consumer preferences, and government support for horticultural production. Investments were being made in modernizing farming practices, improving post-harvest handling, and enhancing distribution networks to meet the needs of both local and international markets. However, challenges such as fluctuating weather patterns, pest and disease issues, and infrastructure gaps remained.

Horticulture WG is, a collaborative consortium comprised of private sector leaders, governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, and smallholder horticultural farmers, is deeply committed to advancing productivity and livelihoods within the industry through sustainable practices. Horticulture WG's central mission revolves around empowering smallholders with the knowledge, resources, and ethical farming techniques necessary to enhance horticultural productivity, reduce environmental impact, and ensure equitable economic benefits. Through comprehensive initiatives spanning modernized farming methods, access to quality seeds, pest management solutions, and fair market access, the alliance strives not only to boost smallholders' yields and income but also champions responsible and environmentally conscious horticultural farming. Horticulture WG serves as a testament to the potent impact of public-private partnerships in driving positive change, securing the future of the horticultural industry, and uplifting the well-being of rural communities in a sustainable and inclusive manner.

Activities :

  • - Optimize farmers’ production techniques.
  • - Provide high quality seeds and supervising cultivation.
  • - Give off-take guarantees.
  • - Facilitate the availability of early flowering technology which helps provide mango farmers with longer harvest, higher fruit quality, and better prices in the off-season.
Impact :

  • - 26.493 farmers participating in the various programs.
  • - 515 ha of land.