Capacity building program on “Market integration for high value agriculture commodities: promoting competitiveness and inclusiveness in Indonesia”

Global Food Studies’ researchers Dr Dale Yi and Dr Risti Permani recently organised a planning workshop on 4-5 August 2014 in Adelaide. The planning workshop was held to prepare a capacity building program in early September in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia as part of two ACIAR-funded projects on “Supporting capacity building for research on improving market integration for high-value commodities production systems in Indonesia” where Associate Professor Wendy Umberger and Professor Randy Stringer are principal investigators and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) team led by Dr Arief Daryanto, Director of the Graduate Program of Management and Business will be the in-country project leader. The workshop was also attended by project team members including Dr Brad Granzin of Dairy Australia, Ms Zita Ritchie (Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria), and Dr Mizu Istianto (Indonesian Tropical Fruits Research Institute).

The workshop in September will provide opportunities for participants from relevant government agencies in Indonesia and Bogor Agricultural University students and researchers to optimise the use of value chain analysis tools to inform policy makers and stakeholders particularly on how to best design and deliver smallholder-inclusive value chain development strategies that help stakeholders provide an enabling environment for improvement in competitiveness.

Participants will be given opportunities to learn and apply into real-world examples a range of tools including mapping the value chain, governance and coordination, upgrading opportunities and analysis of costs and margins.

The participants will use a practical toolbook published by the ACIAR called “Making Markets Work Better for the Poor Making Value Chains Work Better for the Poor” as a reference.

The toolbook can be downloaded from this link: Value chain analysis toolbook

Dr Arief Daryanto (IPB) with Risti and Dale Yi (GFS)

Left to right: Dr Mizu Istianto, Dr Arief Daryanto, and Wahida from GFS team

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