From 17th to 21st of February 2014, FORCLIME with the support of PT Damar Jabis is conducting a training on “value chains and rapid market assessment” for the commodities rattan, agarwood, rubber and cacao in Berau district. Participants in the training are 25 representatives from various stakeholder groups such as producers, Forest Management Unit (FMU) personnel, NGOs, district government authorities, farmers and traders.
The expected results from the training are:
- 25 local partners (farmers, traders, FMU, NGOs and relevant district government institutions) as well as FORCLIME district staff have been trained in value chain and rapid market assessment.
- Training participants successfully conducted a field assignment on value chains and rapid market assessment.
- Secondary and primary data collection regarding production volume and quality, technology of production and post-harvest processes, location, number of beneficiaries, production and market chains, as well as government support for selected NTFPs and agricultural commodities are identified.
- Value chain maps and rapid market assessments of selected NTFPs and agricultural commodities in Berau district are elaborated.
- Priority NTFPs and agricultural products for Berau district are selected.
- A set of recommendations is developed which addresses the following topics: Improvement of volume, quality standards, sustainability and profitability of priority NTFPs and agricultural commodity production, improved technology, production and marketing strategies, institutional and government policy presented to district authorities.
For further information, please contact:
Heinz Terhorst, Strategic Area Manager for integration conservation and development (Green Economy)