Benchmarking the Beef Supply Chain in Eastern Indonesia
A 2.5 years project funded by the Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR) was launched in the first week of May 2008 with a planning workshop held in Makassar (South Sulawesi).
The Indonesian beef supply chain has been identified as a crucial area in Eastern Indonesian agriculture and is one of the most complex to be found, characterised by specific breeds, specific markets and consumer preferences, inter-island transport of live cattle and an important role of middlemen. While the demand and market potential for beef exists in Indonesia it can not be met by Eastern Indonesia which appears to be below its potential.
The project will draw a comprehensive picture of the stakeholders, product, finance and information flow as well as incentives, driving forces and decision making. Proposals will be developed and investigated of how to make the Indonesian supply chain more effective and competitive and provide farmers with higher incomes.
The project is in collaboration with the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio-economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), three Assessment Institutes for Agricultural Technology (AIAT) in Eastern Indonesia and the world-wide network agri benchmark.
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