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Sumatra is the largest producer of Indonesian coffee. Small-holders grow Arabica coffee in the highlands (Aceh, North Sumatra), while Robusta is found in the lowlands (Lampung). The Indonesian coffee yield is one of the lowest in the world, this is strongly linked to local deforestation, a critical issue in Sumatra which has lost almost 50% of its tropical rainforest in the last 35 years. The project aims at adding value to coffee fields with agroforestry plantations, improving ecosystem conditions in fields, ensuring the long-term quality and availability of coffee and increasing & diversifying revenues for farmers and populations.

Location

Aceh, North Sumatra and Lampung provinces in Sumatra, Indonesia

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

KBQ Baburrayyan cooperative, groups of coffee farmers

Participants

5 582 coffee producers in 105 villages

Achievements

80,000 trees planted (April 2015)

supply chain

Coffee

Local partner

Baburrayan Coop (KBQB) in Aceh:
– Fair Trade & Organic certified cooperative created in 2002 to help create a stable market access for its members and revive the coffee industry after the civil war
– Gathers 5,500 small-scale coffee farmers who grow Gayo Highlands coffee (Arabica) on the hillsides surrounding the town of Takengon

Groups of coffee farmers in Lampung and North Sumatra
– Several groups of small-scale coffee farmers growing Arabica (North Sumatra) and Robusta (Lampung) coffee

Plantation models

Species planted

Apokat - Persea Americana

Apokat – Persea Americana

Duku - Lansium parasiticum

Duku – Lansium parasiticum

Durian - Durio Zibethinus

Durian – Durio Zibethinus

Petai - Parkia speciosa

Petai – Parkia speciosa

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participants

The participants are small-scale farmers having 100% of their land under coffee, they are very dependent on coffee production and its price.
The average surface area they own is 1 ha. They are very poor families below the poverty line, relying on coffee production and self-sufficiency for food.

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