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Country Report: Click here to download the report submitted at the meeting of the Programme Advisory Committee, November 2001 (pdf file)


In over 95 % of the 183 IPM Sub-districts for which there is data, Farmer IPM Trainers and alumni have either organised an IPM based organisation or they have re-organised their Farmers Group or Water Users Association to serve as a forum for IPM issues
The Indonesian Farmers Association was established in July 1999, and a national organisation which represents the interests of local IPM farmer groups
Across the country, IPM farmer groups are organising activities with the support of local government. Whether their projects focus on pest management, pesticide-free rice, seedling production, or business enterprises, IPM farmers have been able to effectively collaborate with government officials and other farmers to enhance their control over the conditions that effect their livelihoods. Rather than posing a threat to local government, IPM farmers are recognised by local officials as contributing to the enhancement of village and sub-district economic development

Background: Indonesia is considered to have the most mature IPM programme among the member countries of the FAO Community IPM Programme. The National IPM Program was established in 1989 as a follow-up of the Presidential Decree to increase the capacity of farmers and field workers to make sound field management decision based on IPM principle. More recently, the Minister of Agriculture banned 21 active ingredients of pesticide through a sunset clause in 1996.

The Government of Indonesia, The World Bank and USAID fund the National IPM Programme up to November 1999. In addition to this national core funding, provincial, district, and local governments have committed funds to IPM training programmes in their respective areas designed to accelerate the pace of IPM dissemination training. 

FAO, national universities and research institutions, and independent contractors for specialised studies (evaluation and pesticide regulation) have provided technical assistance to the National IPM Program.

The programme operates in 12 of 30 provinces, including the major 'rice bowl' provinces. Up to now around 1 million farmers have been graduated from Farmer Field Schools in Indonesia.

There are several NGOs currently organising IPM training for farmers in food and vegetable crops in several provinces, such as World Education with its NGO networks in North Sumatra, Lampung and Central Java; LPTP (Agriculture Technology Development Centre) in some districts in Central Java, and FADO (Flemish Organisation for Assistance in Development) IPM training project in East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara. 

More Information: A case study of Community IPM in Indonesia can be read at the concepts section of this web-site.

Click here to read an overview of the Action Research carried out by IPM farmers in Indonesia. 

Information about the Indonesia IPM Farmers Association is available by clicking here.

Crop Data
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prod.n (Mt)
yields (hg/ha)
Indonesia Facts
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Source: Texas University

Contact people:


Name: Sutarto Alimoeso, MM
Title: Director of Food Crops Protection
Org: Directorate General of Food Crops Production
        Ministry of Agriculture
Tel: (62-21) 780 6213
Fax: (62-21) 780 5652


Name: Rachmat Hidayat
Title: Coordinator
Org.: Indonesian IPM Farmer's Association
Tel: (62-21) 719 8434
Fax: (62-21) 719 8233
Email: ipphtibaru@yahoo.com


Name: Nugroho Wienarto
Title: National IPM Officer
Org: FAO Community IPM Programme
Tel: (62-21) 719 8434
Fax: (62-21) 719 8233
E-mail: faojak@attglobal.net


latest update for this page: 08 September, 2002