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Investing in rural people in Indonesia
November 2019

Over the last 40 years, IFAD and the government have invested more than US$1 billion in rural people to strengthen inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth. The Fund concentrates on helping smallholder producers and marginalized groups to become more resilient, to join supply chains and to access services, technologies and finance.

IFAD’s projects have been successful in the most remoteand vulnerable areas of the country, which usually also have the highest incidence of poverty.

IFAD’s current results-based country strategic opportunities programme (2016-2019) aims to support inclusive rural transformation so rural people can achieve sustainable livelihoods. The Fund works to achieve this by providing financing and technical support to develop models for replication and scaling up by the government and other parties.

The emphasis is on empowering marginalized groups, including smallholder farmers and fishers, women and women-headed households, marginal communities and ethnic minorities, and youth.

IFAD’s future investments will contribute to ensuring that:

  • smallholder producers participate in remunerative agricultural markets
  • smallholders and their families are more resilient to risks
  • rural institutions deliver services that respond to the needs of smallholders.