US pledges $15m to Indonesia’s food production

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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will invest US$15m in a five year program, AMARTA II, in a bid to drive production of Indonesia’s high value commodities; cocoa, coffee and horticultural crops.

The investment will drive production and secure the supply chains of vegetables, fruits and flowers, as well as cocoa and coffee; the country’s high-value export-quality commodities.

USAID said that there is low investment, inadequate infrastructure and underdeveloped agribusiness practices in Indonesia and the initiative is set to address these key concerns.

The programme will be implemented across four provinces: West Java, North Sumatera, South Sulawesi and Bali.

AMARTA II follows an initial project launched between 2006 and 2011 which was just focused on the high-value crop sector in Indonesia.

The investment is also focused on supporting farmers and local agribusinesses to improve income and employment in the target regions.

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