fbpx Indonesia: Poor Farmers’ Income Improvement through Innovation Project | Asian Development Bank

Raising Development Impact through Evaluation

Indonesia: Poor Farmers’ Income Improvement through Innovation Project

Evaluation Document | 28 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to increase innovations in agricultural production, marketing, and agribusiness by poor farmers. IED overall assessment: Successful

Indonesia's agriculture sector is the largest provider of jobs, food, and raw materials for the country's manufacturing industry. Indonesia has moved forward in many areas of reforms meant to increase food production and promote food security; however, agricultural support focused on already productive areas at the expense of marginal areas typically tilled by poor farmers, who did not have much opportunity to engage in more productive and commercial endeavors or to participate in viable nonfarm activities that could have increased their farm incomes. Consequently, commercial activities in these areas remained very low.

This project aimed to increase innovations in agricultural production, marketing, and agribusiness by poor farmers through improved targeting of village-level public investments, increased access by poor farmers to information, and reorientation of the focus of agricultural research to the needs of marginal rain-fed areas.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful

Contents 

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up