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Indonesian seed potato value chains - analysis of development opportunities

Potatoes are a priority crop targeted for development by the Indonesian government. Lack of affordable and good-quality seed potatoes has been identified as one of the major constraints of potato production. This research builds on previous work that recommended a Partial Seed Scheme to address this constraint, whereby seeds are initially imported from Australia and then multiplied in country to enable cheaper prices than fully imported seeds. It will compare the benefits of such a scheme with other approaches, including the use of Indonesian government certified seed, private seed production and aeroponics-based production. Outputs will include a final analysis report and a proposal for a seed potato development project for eastern Indonesia.