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Improving market integration for high value fruit and vegetable production systems in Indonesia

This project aims to grow and develop Indonesia's fresh fruit and vegetable value chains, focusing on ways that smallholders and rural communities can participate and benefit more fully.
Why so few Indonesian smallholder farmers move up the value ladder into more competitive, profitable markets is not well documented. Policymakers lack knowledge of successes from promoting small farm participation in Indonesia's modern horticultural chains.
The project will formulate lessons learned from past research; determine factors influencing success of farmer and trader links to modern markets; strengthen engagement between industry, government and researchers; and build capacity of researchers and policymakers. The research will collect data on producers, traders, and food retailers using literature reviews, surveys with key stakeholders and case studies.
Expected results include higher returns to Indonesian smallholders, improved productivity and quality products, and more efficient and competitive domestic fruit and vegetable value chains.