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Improving outcomes for teak smallholders


‘Improving Economic Outcomes for Smallholders Growing Teak in Agroforestry Systems in Indonesia’ is a 4-year project funded by the Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR). The project commenced in 2007 and ended in June 2011. Led by CIFOR, this project was a collaboration amongst scientists from several institutions: the World Agroforestry Centre, Winrock International, the Forestry Research and Development Agency, the International Centre for Applied Finance and Economics of  Bogor Agriculture University (InterCAFE-IPB), Farm–Forestry Consortium (Pokja Hutan Lestari) the District of Gunungkidul and Australian National University.

The project seeks to improve the livelihoods of smallholders growing teak in Indonesia by meeting three main objectives:

  • Introduce and adapt silvicultural technologies that could improve returns for smallholder teak producers
  • Identify and design financing schemes that give smallholders incentives to participate in teak production for profit
  • Enhance market access for smallholder teak producers

The project sites are located in eight villages in Gunungkidul District in the province of Yogyakarta in Central Java. This is an action research project: The research activities are to further knowledge while building in ways to improve farmer capacity for managing their teak plantations.