Activities in Indonesia
Postharvest and mechanization
Collaborative research was conducted to understand the interactions between weeds and rodents. The data from a large replicated study that examined the different effects on yield with and without rodents and weeds are under analysis.
Trials and demonstrations of postharvest technologies such as hermetic storage and selected postharvest machines wereconducted in the tidal swamp areas of South Sumatra. Hermetic storage trials showed the performance of FAO silos, IRRI Superbags, and farmers’ practice based on insect damage and seed germination rates.
Demonstrations on building postharvest machines such as the semi-automatic rice husk furnace and stripper harvester SG-800 were also conducted. A workshop on the semi-automatic rice husk furnace targeted rice mills, farmer groups, local workshops, rice traders, and local government extension workers. A demonstration on stripper harvesters was conducted in 2013 and currently, about 100 stripper harvesters had been built
Baseline household survey and group discussions with farmers
CORIGAP social scientists interview farmers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to learn more about their current rice management practices, market access, gender equity, and women empowerment. Click here to read more.