The Government of Indonesia has embarked on a policy to bring crop insurance to all of Indonesia’s farmers. At the base of this policy is Law no. 19/2013 on the "Protection and empowerment of farmers in Indonesia". The Law states a number of objectives and strategies to improve the economic position of farmers, one of which is the set-up of a national crop insurance program for all farmers. The Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for implementing the policy.
The G4INDO project assists the Government of Indonesia in providing insurance to farmers. G4INDO provides technical assistance on three aspects:
- Remote sensing. State of the art remote sensing technology (radar and optical images) is combined with hydrological data of concrete river basins, and with crop growth models in a digital platform that will allow the insurer to monitor crop growth and assess abnormalities
- Insurance products and procedures. Experiences from elsewhere and hands-on insurance expertise are available to advise on the most suitable insurance products for small farmers, client registration practices, and claim registration and processing
- Monitoring and evaluation. Carry out socio-economic analyses to assess the impact of insurance on production and income levels, inter-gender relations, and farming practices
G4INDO has a lifetime of three years. During the project period 200,000 rice farmers are planned to be served with insurance contracts. The Government of Indonesia is actually distributing the insurance contracts to the target group. Three districts in East Java are selected as the project area.
G4INDO receives a subsidy of the Netherlands Space Office.
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- Second Technical Workshop: IT Platform G4INDO
On 18 January 2016 around 40 participants attended the 2nd Technical Workshop on the IT Platform of G4INDO, held in the Century Park Hotel, Jakarta.
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- Next step in the G4INDO project: supporting crop insurance to all farmers The Government of Indonesia has embarked on the task to provide crop insurance to all farmers of the country, while initially focusing on smallholder farmers growing rice. After several years of preparation, the insurance program was launched in October 2015, targeting to insure 1 million hectares of land under rice in 16 provinces by the end 2015. Wednesday 18 November 2015