Indonesia Fair Trade Program
The goal of Indonesia Fair Trade Programs is to create resilient livelihoods in coastal communities, improved working and living conditions, increased supply and demand for responsibly sourced seafood, and enhanced environmental stewardship and ecosystem protection (Fishing and Living). Since 2014, the Central Maluku yellowfin tuna fishery got certified against the first Fair Trade Wild Capture Fisheries standard. They are currently working to maintain their certificate, and adding new fishery associations and fishermen to the program.
Fishing & Living
Indonesia Fishery Improvement Program
The Indonesia Fishery Improvement Program (FIP) is an overarching program that covers several gear specific FIPs, and applies a holistic approach to improvements in Indonesian tuna fisheries. Fisheries involved in the overarching program are: the Indonesian purse seine and longline fishery for albacore, yellowfin and bigeye tuna, pole and line fishery for skipjack and yellowfin tuna, and handline fishery for yellowfin tuna. The goal of these FIPs is to reach Marine Stewardship Council certification.
WWF and partner organisations
Shrimp Aquaculture Cooperative in Aceh province, Indonesia
The project aims to improve the commercial capacity of the Aceh Aquaculture Cooperative (AAC) through technical knowledge transfer and capacity building coupled with the business skills required to manage an ongoing enterprise. This will improve community incomes, allow for greater gender equality and finally greater wealth creation for the province. The final objective is to reach the target of 1,500 farmer members producing 9,000 tons of responsible product in 2016 to reach international markets.
Fishery Products Indonesia
The goal of this project is to make the Indonesian companies involved in this program to become strong exporters to Europe and strengthen the Indonesian seafood sector as a whole. To implement this project CBI is working together with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and offer coaching and training to the selected companies.
Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)
Aquaculture and Fisheries Improvement
With this Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded project Wageningen UR and partners implement interventions that improve the post-harvest situation in Indonesia's fisheries and aquaculture supply chain. The project is implemented in partnership with the the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Indonesia.
Ambon port development
With a broad consortium of Dutch research institutes and private sector partners the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta attempts to develop a plan to strengthen port infrastructure in Ambon. This should result in a stronger local economy and improved connectivity to other parts of the country.
Dutch Embassy Jakarta
Small-scale shrimp farmer practice improvement for better livelihoods and coordination amongst neighbours in Indonesia
In Indonesia 5000 people, primarily men, are receiving training on better shrimp farming practices towards the local Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) certification and on group development. 5000 people associated with these shrimp farms, mainly women, are receiving training on improved post-harvest processing of products from the ponds with the aim of improving income through the development of small businesses. There are two main areas of focus; that farms perform more efficiently and that overall risks are reduced through greater coordination between farms, specifically with the development of local resource user groups. The expected shrimp production of this project is 38,500 MT Indonesia GAP certified.
Building with nature Indonesia – Securing Eroding Delta Coastlines’
A Dutch consortium of coastal engineering concerns, NGOs and maritime knowledge institutes (Witteveen+Bos, Deltares, EcoShape, Wetlands International, Wageningen University and IMARES) together with the Indonesian government and Indonesian partners recently developed an innovative approach to mangrove restoration near the city of Semarang, northern Java island. With the initiative the partners aim to enhance coastal resilience for 70,000 vulnerability people in Central Java by avoiding further coastal flooding and erosion and by providing them with a long term perspective for sustainable economic development through revitalization of aquaculture ponds for crab and shrimp farming.
Ecoshape, Wetlands International and partner organisations
Mangroves for the Future (MFF)
Building on a history of coastal management interventions before and after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, MFF provides a collaboration platform among the many different agencies, sectors and countries which are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystem and livelihood issues. MFF activities in Indonesia are supporting local communities to restore and manage coastal ecosystems in order to improve the benefits obtained from it. Priority is being given to building awareness on the economic value of coastal resources and increasing the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities. Local Indonesian communities are learning about the importance of mangroves for storm protection, fisheries support, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and also their cultural significance.
IUCN and UNDP
BESTTuna is a research program aimed at contributing science to promote the sustainability of global tuna stocks, through benefiting from innovations in sustainable and equitable management of fisheries on transboundary tuna’s in the Coral Triangle and Western Pacific. The program explores whether and how these innovations, in the form of market-based governance arrangements, provide adequate incentives to adopt sustainable fishing practices and that reduce pressure on tuna stocks.
Wageningen UR, partner universities in Indonesia and the Philippines, WWF
Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program- Coral Triangle Initiative (COREMAP-CTI) for Indonesia
The objective of the COREMAP-CTI project is to institutionalize the COREMAP approach of a viable, decentralized and integrated framework for sustainable management of coral reef resources, associated eco-systems and bio-diversity for the welfare of the communities in seven selected districts of five provinces in the country. The project covers the following components: institutional strengthening for decentralized coral reef management, development of ecosystem-based resources management, strengthening sustainable marine-based economy; and project management, coordination and learning.
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, World Bank
Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS)
The Project aims to promote food security and sustainable poverty reduction of rural communities in the most vulnerable and disadvantaged districts of Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara Timur province, through increased labour productivity, enhanced employment opportunities that comply with the principles of decent work, and expanding entrepreneurial opportunities in key agro-food value chains – particularly maize, seaweed and livestock – with high employment and income generation potential.
FAO, ILO and partner organisations
The SMART-Fish Indonesia is a 5-years trade related, technical assistance program to improve the trade capacities of three selected value chains in different fishery sectors in Indonesia. The goal of the program is to strengthen the trade capacities of the pole-and-line and hand line tuna/skipjack, the aquaculture pangasius and the aquaculture seaweed value chains, while conserving biodiversity through promoting sustainable use of these fisheries resources
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, United Nations Industrial Development Organization