From the American People
USAID focuses on programs for improving the policy environment for rapid, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and on the production and marketing of high value crops, particularly coffee, cocoa, and horticulture, including related agribusiness. Resulting increase in production and economic growth should generate substantial employment to increase incomes and reduce poverty.
17 November 2011
One of the key constraints for barangan bananas in Deli Serdang used to be poor quality post-harvest handling. Farmers previously harvested and packed the bananas...
2 November 2011
Broccoli is a high value horticulture commodity that can provide farmers with a premium price if the quality is satisfactory. Even though the price in...
31 October 2011
Raya Village used to be known as the flower center in Karo Regency,and most of the community earns their livelihood by growing flowers. Previously, farmers...
8 April 2010
In 2004 the Indonesia Supreme Court adopted a set of blueprints for reforming and modernizing Indonesia’s anti-corruption and commercial court as part of its 10-year...
4 April 2010
The prolonged armed conflict and tsunami made the coffee farmers of Aceh’s central highlands vulnerable. Many of these farmers abandoned their farms and moved to...
30 August 2009
Court registrars contribute significantly to the quality of decision-making in any court system. In Indonesia they are responsible for maintaining the integrity of case files,...
13 December 2012
MEDAN – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson visited North Sumatra from December 11-13 to meet with community leaders and government...
2 October 2012
JAKARTA – The U.S. Embassy announced a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and...
24 May 2012
JAKARTA – On May 24, the United States Government, Microsoft Indonesia, and the Government of Indonesia announced the 10 winners of IMULAI 4.0, a...
6 May 2012
JAKARTA -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement today with one of Indonesia’s largest commercial banks, Bank Danamon, to provide...
12 April 2012
PALEMBANG –The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Microsoft invite information technology (IT) startups in Palembang to enter IMULAI 4.0, a national software...
8 March 2012
Jakarta – The U.S. Embassy and Microsoft Indonesia invite Indonesian businesses to take part in IMULAI 4.0, a nation-wide business innovation competition sponsored by...
8 February 2012
The United States is committed to partnering with the Indonesian government and the private sector to enhance Indonesia’s food security. As part of this commitment...
5 October 2011
Ambassador Scot Marciel today highlighted the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to increase the number of Indonesian students studying in the United States. Ambassador Marciel participated in...
23 August 2011
JAKARTA -- The U.S. Embassy Jakarta signed an agreement today with Indonesia’s oldest sharia bank, Bank Muamalat, to provide financing for women micro-entrepreneurs. The...
1 June 2011
JAKARTA – On May 29, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Initiatives Melanne Verveer visited a group of 18 women entrepreneurs in a poor Jakarta community....
The Indonesian economy is recovering from the negative impacts of the global financial crisis which markedly slowed GNP growth. Many Indonesians, however, are not benefitting from economic growth; almost 50% of Indonesians still live on less than $2 a day. And despite steady economic growth over the past decade, employment in the formal sector has been stagnant. Low income families, particularly in rural areas, are not improving their well-being; disparity between high and low income groups is increasing.
The key to improving incomes and reducing poverty, especially for substantial numbers, is to increase jobs. Rapid and more inclusive economic growth is needed to generate the jobs. Since most low-income families depend on agricultural production, processing and marketing for their livelihoods, job generation must include the rural areas. Agriculture accounts for over 41% of national employment, but contributes less than 14% of GDP. The agricultural sector has a growth rate of only one-half that of the national economy. Accelerating economic growth, especially in agriculture, and increasing its inclusiveness will require focused attention on agriculture and to a whole range of selected critical national and regional policies.
A USAID Economic Growth Partnership with Indonesia
USAID focuses on programs for improving the policy environment for rapid, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and on the production and marketing of high value crops, particularly coffee, cocoa, and horticulture, including related agribusiness. Resulting increase in production and economic growth should generate substantial employment to increase incomes and reduce poverty. The employment effects come not only from selected value chains and specific policy changes, but also from the multiplier effects in communities and nationally. USAID efforts will result in:
EG Activity Sheet
USAID/Indonesia EG Assessment Report 2008
AMARTA II 5 page for Conference
2010 Ag Portfolio Talk Sheet
Market Insights into the Financial Behaviors and Design of Mobile Financial Services Products for Cocoa Farmers in Indonesia
USAID Economic Analysis and Data Services (EADS)
EADS on Indonesia
A farmer tends his swine at a farm in Timika
A woman handles vegetable at an processing warehosue
a businessman stands in front of his garment merchandizes
Visi Anak Bangsa
Through USAID, the U.S. is working with Indonesians to ensure that future generations enjoy an increasingly prosperous, democratic and stable country.
women work at a factory
USAID’s Agriculture Project in Indonesia
Kegiatan USAID dalam bidang Bioteknologi Pertanian
9 Jun 2013
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