Agriculture Livelihood Project
All Indonesia projects are managed by EWS-KT’s sister organization, Yayasan Bina Tani Sejahtera (YBTS).
Context and Project Objective
Many farmer groups in Southwest Sumba have limited knowledge about pests and diseases that attack horticultural crops, and they often struggle with access to fertilizer, pesticides, and seeds. In addition, the land available to some farmer groups is experiencing water shortages.
The Agriculture Livelihood Project aims to increase farmer groups’ access to sustainable agricultural livelihoods in eight villages in Southwest Sumba through an integrated approach that includes knowledge transfer, soil and water conservation, collaboration with field extension officers and other stakeholders, involvement of academics and researchers, and joint monitoring and evaluation.
- 377 farmers with sufficient knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
- Farmers with the capacity to make business plans, carry out production planning, engage in soil and water conservation, and collaborate through farmer groups to attain higher incomes and better access to markets
Funding partner: William & Lily Foundation
Local partners: Department of Agriculture and Food Security; village governments; agriculture vocational school
1 October 2021 – 30 September 2023
Indonesia: Southwest Sumba regency (West Wewewa, Central Wewewa, and Tambolaka districts)