Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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Project Overview and Role
The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA) is a multi-year development program working to accelerate poverty reduction through inclusive economic growth.
PRISMA adopts a market systems development approach by partnering with key-stakeholders to improve agriculture market efficiency and sustainably benefit the poor. The program aims to achieve an income increase for a total of 1,000,000 smallholder farming households by 2023. It operates in six provinces of Central Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Papua, and Papua.
Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) is among the top 10 maize producing provinces. It accounts for 6.8% of maize production in Indonesia with 2 million tonnes in 2018. In comparison, East Java, the leading maize producer, contributes more than 21% of national production. Although the contribution is small, maize cultivation in NTB has rapidly increased by more than 200% since 2013. This was driven by significant increases in the harvested area for maize (from 110 thousand ha in 2013 to 300 thousand ha in 2018). The provincial government places high priority on increasing maize production, and it estimates that there are 109,000 households (HH) involved cultivating maize - maize is a major secondary crop in NTB - 33.2% of which sees cultivating secondary crop as main source of income. With Poverty Probability Index (PPI) of 60%, it is estimated that there are 65,000 poor maize farmers HH in NTB.