Implementation progress of the individual components is estimated as follows:
A. Poor Farmers Empowerment (47%): Investment activities were planned for 520 villages and completed in 403 villages. Village public investments consist of construction of farm-to-market roads, storage facilities, minor irrigation schemes, technology assistance, farmer training, information technology, soil and water conservation activities, and rural markets.
B. Development of National and Local Agricultural Information (45%) A national farming website has been established under URL-Address: http://portalagribisnis.deptan.go.id//.
C. Support for Agricultural Innovation Development and Dissemination (64%): Several technologies required by poor farmers in the Project areas have been identified and the IAARD has generated and developed required technologies. .
D. Project Management (49%): The PCMU and the 5 PIUs have been established and have been fully operating in project management and coordination activities. Establishment of project offices including posting of key personnel completed, procurement of office equipment and vehicles ongoing with about 50% of total requirements procured. The consulting firm and national and local NGOs are fielded.
As of Project Completion of 31 October 2010:
Component A: Poverty targeting of poor farmers has been strengthened beyond the targeting of poor districts because village investments were targeted to poorer villages within these poor districts. Villages within the target districs have been ranked according to their poverty incidence based on available village data. Only villages wtih more than 40% of households classifieds as not yet prosperous or minimally prosperous were included in the Project.
Component B: Even at project closure, the PFI3P Project will still continue its activities. The main stakeholders will have to continue the project, especially the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research & Development (IAARD) (the former EA), the empowered farmers, other related government sector institutions, NGOs (as the beneficiaries), and local government authorities.
Component C: The development assistance requires greater and closer coordination among the different government and non-government bodies to be more efficient and effective to avoid unnecessary waste of resources, and expand the benefits from development investments. As a result of the availability of technology and innovation for the marginal rainfed dry areas, the farmers have begun to recolonize the previously idel land in their villages. Thus, this Project has been instrumental in the extensification of agricultural production.
Component D: A well-structured program on farmers' mobilization, empowerment, human resource building, accessibility of information/technology, and village institutional strengthening were systematically carried out to prepare the farmers in carrying out the activities designed to help them improve their farming and marketing operations. Hence, the farmers are able to improve their standards of living through their improved understanding and readiness to apply what they learned.