Sustainable Landscape Program Indonesia
Redesigning how Indonesia produces agricultural commodities is central to slowing deforestation, climate change and reducing poverty.
Indonesia is endowed with extraordinary natural assets and the agricultural sector employs around one-third of the Indonesian workforce (almost 40 million). While the agriculture sector plays a vital economic role, commodity producing regions are confronted with multiple development challenges such as environmental degradation and a high rural poverty incidence. This bilateral Program proposes to apply a so-called "landscape approach" which brings together key stakeholders from public, private and civil society sectors in a landscape to develop a common development agenda and holistically address these multifaceted development challenges.
The Program will contribute to well-governed sustainable landscapes in Indonesia that provide for improved agricultural production and thus income opportunities for the local population, which will at the same time benefit from intact natural ecosystems. This will eventually result in reducing rural poverty and greenhouse gas emissions. Under Component 1 of the Program, collaboration of relevant stakeholders is expected to lead to shared sustainability visions and action plans that will be implemented in 2 or 3 landscapes (=districts) in Kalimantan and/or Sumatra. Component 2 will bring the individual landscape projects together under the roof of a Program umbrella. The goal of Component 2 is to ensure a linkage between the work at the landscape level and the national level through enabling experience sharing across different stakeholders and landscapes.
Two to three selected district governments are enabled to take ownership and drive the change process, ensure multi-stakeholder participation and the implementation of landscape development action plans.
Natural ecosystems within the two to three districts are protected.
Productivity of local companies & smallholders has increased and is more sustainable.
The institutional framework in two or three districts incentivizes a sustainable use of agriculture and forest land.
Private investments in the two landscapes are increased.
Best-practices and experiences of the landscape work in the two-three districts have an impact beyond the Program
A shared entry-point for sustainably developing the landscape exists
District government employees coached and trained
An environment of good governance is established (create transparency, enable trust, develop institutions)
Commodity smallholders coached and trained
Landscape experience documented
Experience exchange for sub-national government employees enabled
Expertise input to relevant policy discussions on national and international level provided
Backstopping support to the projects implemented under Component 1
Results from previous phases:
This is the first phase of the Sustainable Landscape Program Indonesia.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 9’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 16’000’000|
|Project phases||Phase 1 01.06.2022 - 31.12.2027 (Current phase)|