From February to April, the IndORGANIC team implemented the baseline survey in Tasikmalaya and Yogyakarta. Ten enumerators supported the team from Passau, IPB and Yogyakarta to collect baseline data from 1200 farmers. Each interview lasted between 45-60 minutes and included questions on socio-economic characteristics of the respondent and the household as well as questions on farming practice and previous knowledge on organic farming.
Following the baseline survey, AOI organised and implemented three-day trainings on organic farming for part of the respondents.
For more information: Baseline Report
In April 2017, the Passau IndORGANIC team travelled to Indonesia to meet with the partners in Indonesia from the University of Atma Yaya (Yogyakarta), Bogor Agricultural University and Alliance Organic Indonesia (Bogor). This trip provided us with the opportunity to exchange existing knowledge on organic farming and to jointly plan the upcoming steps in this research project in more detail.
Together, we visited initiatives active in the local organic movement. We had the chance to visit a range of very diverse local organic initiatives, from innovative, business oriented startups to religious and government sponsored groups. During these meetings we also obtained first insights into the obstacles related to organic farming. An insufficient market-infrastructure for organic products, lacking consumer awareness, lacking interest from the younger generation to engage in agriculture and land scarcity were among the most frequently raised obstacles.
Over the next weeks we will now jointly plan the first transdisciplinary workshop on organic farming in Yogyakarta.