Indonesia is the second largest peanut importer in the world with an average import growth of 3.7% per year. The low productivity of domestic peanut farming, which only produces 1.31 metric tons (MT) of peanuts per hectare is due to limited productive land, and the lack of access to high-quality seeds, capital, and equipment as well as traditional agricultural practices that are used. Additionally, farmers lack of post-harvest processing practices coupled with limited direct access to processing companies and off-takers results in lower prices.
PRISMA collaborates with private partners and the Indonesian Legumes and Tuber Crops Research Institute (Balitkabi) with the aim of improving peanut production and quality. This is achieved through the provision of high-quality seeds, trainings on good agricultural practices, the use of effective crop protection products, and through improving post-harvest processing, and providing access to capital and better markets.
By December 2018, 202 smallholder farmers in East Java, and NTT had successfully increased their income to IDR 239.2 million.
In the second phase of the program, PRISMA is partnering with a peanut processing company as an off-taker and plans to collaborate with more partners in order to reach and benefit more smallholder farmers.