IFAD to help Indonesian farmers with Entrepreneurship and Employment program
IFAD is planning to help farmers over Indonesia to get a better lifestyle with the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Support Services (YESS) Project.
IFAD is planning to help farmers over Indonesia to get a better lifestyle with the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Support Services (YESS) Project which will continue for a duration of 5 years from 2018 to 2023. The project is estimated to cost USD 75 million.
The project aims to deliver sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of the rural poor by further increasing smallholder household assets and incomes, reducing chronic malnutrition in children, improving access to markets and services, and decreasing food insecurity. The project will directly benefit at least 342,000 small farmers, 50 per cent of whom will be women.
In Indonesia, agriculture remains the main source of income for one third of the population and for 64 per cent of the poor. While well commercialized in some parts of the country, smallholder agriculture is less developed in the geographically remoter areas such as Sulawesi and the border districts in West Kalimantan and East Nusa Tenggara.