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Knowledge Transfer has been integrated into the Yayasan Bina Tani Sejahtera (YBTS) program since 2014.  YBTS was founded in 2009 by Simon N. Groot and Piet Mazereew to serve and to work with smallholder farmers and to enable them to be successful in vegetable farming through adoption of good-quality seeds and good production factors.  Currently YBTS – with a total of 38 employees – serves farmers in 12 provinces of Indonesia.  YBTS receives funding for operations and programmes from EWS Indonesia on a regular basis, and we align our strategy and team capacity building in KT with EWS-KT.  YBTS has enjoyed grants and support from donors and partners for project activities and initiatives such as Shallot Initiative Market Development (Swisscontact & AIP-Rural, 2013-2015),  Knowledge Transfer (vegIMPACT_Wageningen UR, 2014-2022), Integrated Livelihood and Farmers Resilience (CORDAID, 2015-2020), G4AW SMARTseeds (2016-2020), Increase Vegetable Productivity in Papua Indonesia (DFAT_PRISMA, 2016-2018), and Integrated Livelihood in Sumba (WLF, 2021-2023). 

YBTS puts farmers at the center of its services; this, along with employees who always strive for excellence, forms the core values that guides our YBTS team in working passionately and agilely in Knowledge Transfer and project initiatives. We plan in the next 5 years (2021-2025) to serve 150,000 farmers, including youth and women farmers, and to leverage social media apps in telling KT and farmers’ stories to more audiences. 

EWS-KT has no direct activities in Indonesia, but collaborates on staff training and the development of extension materials with Yayasan Bina Tani Sejahtera (an independently financed and managed nonprofit foundation affiliated with East-West Seed Indonesia), website: www.binatani.or.id

Locations of Activities

  • North Sumatra
  • Bengkulu
  • Lampung
  • West Nusa Tenggara
  • East Nusa Tenggara
  • North Kalimantan
  • West Kalimantan
  • North Sulawesi
  • Maluku
  • North Maluku
  • Papua
  • West Papua 

Team capacities 

  • 33

Number of farmers trained since 2015 

  • 95,241

Number of field demonstrations 

  • 934

Track Record

  • Click here to see EWS-KT track record in Indonesia