The government of Indonesia appointed several areas to boost agriculture on a large scale, the so-called Food Estate (FE) in order to realize the transformation from subsistence farming to business farming. One of the FE area located in Humbang Hasundutan regency, North Sumatra, for horticultural production of crops such as shallots, garlic, potatoes and their derivative products.
The Netherlands has a strong agricultural sector, which has led to its international leading position. Metabolic, a Dutch organization, was assigned to conduct the study and to develop a sustainability roadmap for the Indonesian government’s Food Estate in Humbang Hasundutan.
Supported by PENTA Foundation in the ground, Metabolic was working with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherland in (EKN) Indonesia and Bappenas to conduct this landscape assessment to get the clear systemic roadmaps and an implementation strategy are missing.
The ultimate goal of the project is to use a combination of stakeholder engagement, environmental analysis, and systems thinking to build a plan to ensure that the North Sumatra Food Estate builds food security and prosperity as the most circular, resilient, and sustainable agro ecological project in Indonesia.
Young farmers spraying his chilli plantation in the FE area
Female farmer planting vegetable seeds in FE area
Shallot plants in FE Area
The development of shallot commodities in the FE area in collaboration with PT East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO) as an off-taker
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