The province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is the largest consumer of pork in Indonesia. Pork is also commonly used for important customary ceremonies. Despite having the largest pig population in Indonesia, NTT pork production and markets are not optimal. Productivity is generally low due to traditional rearing and breeding methods along with limited use of supplementary medications.
PRISMA and its partner companies collaborate to provide better access to high-quality feed, vaccines, and supplementary medications. In addition, services are developed that support rural distribution networks to reach smallholder farmers, and additional incentives are provided as well as training on good livestock and cage maintenance techniques.
In response to the hog cholera outbreak in Flores in 2017, which resulted in the death of 100,000 pigs with losses exceeding IDR 25 billion, PRISMA also collaborates with the NTT Animal Husbandry Agency and a number of private companies in developing a 5-year Hog Cholera Roadmap (2018-2023).
The pig sector provided the highest contribution in terms of PRISMA's achievements through to December 2018. This sector continues to be one of the leading sectors in phase two.