Scoping smallholder beef research priorities - Indonesia

Project code
AUD 388,630
Research program manager
Dr Anna Okello
Project leader
Frances Cowley - University of New England
Commissioned organisation
University of New England
JAN 2017
JUN 2017
Project status
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11% of Indonesia's population lives below the poverty line of around US$1.25 per day, and 49% lives on less than US$2.00 per day. Two-thirds of Indonesia's poor work in agriculture, so strengthening agriculture-including crops, livestock, forestry, marine fisheries and aquaculture-is critical for reducing poverty and for equitable development across Indonesia. Livestock, especially cattle, is a way for many rural poor to accumulate capital and work their way out of poverty.

The Australian and Indonesian governments established a collaborative program, consisting of two projects, to improve the livelihoods of Indonesia's rural poor while increasing the efficiency, productivity and output of Indonesia's beef industry. The two projects are:

  1. AH/2015/047: Improving cattle production and quality in rice-based farming systems in Indonesia ("CropCow") and
  2. LS/2015/048: Improving smallholder beef supply and livelihoods through cattle-palm system integration in Indonesia ('PalmCow')