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Evaluating smallholder livelihoods and sustainability in Indonesian coffee and cocoa value chains

This project aims to improve Indonesian smallholder livelihoods and sustainability through more effective value chain interventions.
Indonesia is a major world producer of both cocoa and coffee, but smallholders in remote areas produce most of these crops. Businesses, governments and international development agencies are enrolling these smallholders in value chain development programs, offering a possible pathway out of rural poverty. These programs include certification schemes for sustainability, buyer linkages and relationship coffees, and Geographical Indications (GIs). How these programs affect farmer's livelihoods is unclear.
The research will evaluate the specific effects of value chain interventions on the coffee and cocoa sectors of Indonesia, and share research findings with implementing organisations and governments to improve policies and programs that benefit smallholder farmers.