The Indonesia Cooperative Business Development Alliance (ICBDA) project is a three-year public-private partnership between the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), NCBA CLUSA, Cooperative Business International (CBI), and several major spice and coffee cooperative entities in Indonesia.
Launched in September 2012, ICBDA focuses further developing small-scale farmers and cooperative business sectors in eastern Indonesia. Specifically, the ICBDA partners will invest $4 million to increase employment, income, and food security of 12,000 farm families in South Sulawesi, NTT and Papua, through increased production and marketing of high-value crops, namely coffee, cassava, black pepper and vanilla. The program aims to increase the production, post-harvest handling and processing, and marketing of these high-value crops by strengthening existing agricultural cooperatives and the establishment of viable marketing channels and partnerships. As currently funded, by the end of the project over 12,000 families will benefit and 25,630 jobs will be created.
The overall goal of the proposed project is to increase employment and income for 5,000 of eastern Indonesia’s men and women, through increased production and marketing of high value crops. The proposed project will increase production and marketing by strengthening existing agricultural cooperatives and the establishment of viable marketing channels and partnerships.
Within three years, the following results are expected:
|Location||Indonesia, East Asia and Pacific|
|Value||USD 4 Million|