Better Rice Initiative Indonesia

The demand for rice, the most important crop in the country, is estimated to increase by 38% in the next 25 years. Assuming that the planting area, which often amounts to only 0.3 to 0.5 ha per farming household Continue reading

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BRIA Initiating New Seed Breeders in Indonesia

Rice is the most important commodity in Indonesia as around 250 million people eat it as the main food. Indonesians consume rice three times a day, with average consumption of some 100 kg per person per year, which makes the demand... Continue reading

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Farmer Field Day in North Sumatra

At the end of the main planting season in North Sumatra, BRIA organised two Farmer Field Days to evaluate the first cycle of Farmer Field School (FFS) activities involving lead farmers, public and private extension officers as well as related stakeholders. ... Continue reading

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Consumers’ Acceptance for Fortified Rice

In April 2015, BRIA Indonesia in collaboration with Savica has conducted a social market research in one urban (Surabaya City) and one rural (Bojonegoro District) area in East Java. The research investigated individual attitudes, reactions, behaviours and preferences towards rice fortification through consumer immersion. Data was collected via Continue reading

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Improved Nutritional Status by Private Sector Contribution to Rice Fortification

The private sector plays a key role in any fortification program in every country. By supporting with promotional activities, the food industry has great power to affect (positively or negatively) the nutritional status and health of consumers. The implementation of BRIA’s food fortification is run by the private sector while governments act as advisors as well as supervisors enabling the private sector to implement food fortification effectively and profitably Continue reading

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BRIA Holds Training of Trainers to Enhance Facilitator Competencies

The Seven-day Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted on 16 – 22 March 2015 in Sukamandi, West Java, Indonesia, as part of preparation for implementing Farmer Field School (FFS) activities in Indonesia, particularly North Sumatra and East Java. The ToT was carried out in collaboration with and hosted by the Indonesian Center for Rice Research (ICRR). A total number of 14 BRIA Coordinators (5 males and 9 females), who are mostly fresh graduates from various universities and are responsible for North Sumatra and East Java provinces, and 2 BRIA Lead Coordinators, who have experiences in rice farming practices, participated in the ToT. BRIA Coordinators and BRIA Lead Coordinators will be main facilitators in conducting FFS activities at the village leve Continue reading

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BRIA Indonesia Organizes Rice Training Manual Development Workshop

BRIA held the Rice Training Manual Development Workshop on January 21 to 27, 2015. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with and hosted by Indonesian Center for Rice Research (ICRR), in Sukamandi, West Java, Indonesia. The workshop was attended by participants from the BRIA Team, GFP Coordinating Office, BRIA Secretariat, GIZ, BASF, and researchers of ICRR Continue reading

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