Unfortunately, Indonesia’s commodity value chains are still constrained by low competitiveness and adverse market conditions. In the last five years, productivity has stagnated or declined for Indonesia’s primary plantation crops.
Smallholder farmers’ pathway to improve farm yield and profitability is also not easy. They lack access to highquality inputs and information on best practices for production, harvesting, and post-harvest handling. All these indicate the absence, weakness, or inefficiency of the supporting functions surrounding these commodity supply chains. Commodity companies, on the other hand, are facing difficulties to upgrade the performance of their smallholder-based supply chains. It remains a daunting task to increase innovation adoption amongst smallholder farmers.
Building on key lessons, models, tools and approach in SCPP, Swisscontact continues working together with lead companies in the cocoa sector and other plantation sectors such as coffee, rubber, coconut, and palm oil to tackle sustainability challenges. Swisscontact provides technical advisory services to help commodity companies develop more competitive, inclusive, green, and resilient supply chains. We assist commodity firms to develop and pilot new farmer engagement and support models that are fully integrated into their commercial supply chains, and profitable for all parties.