Promoting Eco Friendly Indonesia Rattan Products
Due to deforestation and over exploitation, natural rattan has become increasingly difficult to obtain resulting in collectors having to travel longer distances in search of rattan. This meant higher raw rattan prices and squeezed the income of rattan collectors which was already marginal. The situation is compounded by unsustainable collection methods that limit future availability and low capacity to process raw rattan when a government export ban takes effect. Limited knowledge and lack of access to technology for cultivation and processing if not addressed will threaten the sustainability of the sector.
The Objectives: The project aims at promoting sustainable production, processing and utilization of rattan products; increasing awareness, capacities and collaboration among stakeholders in the rattan value chain; and improving learning, application and replication of best practices in the rattan sector.
The way forward:
- Establishing or strengthening associations for farmers/collectors in the three targeted rattan producing areas and strengthening existing production associations;
- Conducting training in rattan cultivation through creation of three demonstration sites in rattan-producing areas;
- Strengthening linkages in rattan value chain and building mutually beneficial business partnerships;
- Providing capacity building on sustainable rattan production fo workers and managers in production centers;
Duration: 1/2013 - 1/2017
Total budget: EUR 2,190,237.80 (EU Contribution: 79.9%)
Mr. Listoman Tanjung
PUPUK / The Association for Advancement of Small Business
Jl. Permata Bumi Raya Kavling. 6, Cisaranten Kulon, Arcamanik
Bandung - Indonesia
The Association for Advancement of Small Business (PUPUK)
As the lead applicant, PUPUK is responsible on overall project management. It provides capacity building services including institutional strengthening and training of farmers and producers.
Innovationszentrum Lichtenfels e.V. (IZL)
As a project partner, IZL provides technical assistance on the design of rattan products that meet market demand. It also provides support on the development of protocols on sustainable cultivation, harvesting, handling and processing of rattan.
Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
SNV is a project partner. It provides technical assistance to support establishing multi-stakeholder platforms and rattan value chain development, and contributes in developing business plans for small producers.
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