SPICEUP

⏱️ May 2018 – Apr 2022 (4 years)

πŸ“£ Geodata for Agricultural and Water of Pepper Farmer

🎯 Improving Food Security Through the Utilization of Satellite Data

πŸ† 7.321 farmers participate in training

🀝 CAN, VSS, NSO, ICCO, VanderSat, Akvo, Nelen & Schuurman, Balittro, IPB

SPICEUP

⏱️ May 2018 – Apr 2022 (4 years)

πŸ“£ Geodata for Agricultural and Water of Pepper Farmer

🎯 Improving Food Security Through the Utilization of Satellite Data

πŸ† 7.321 farmers participate in training

🀝 CAN, Verstegen, NSO, ICCO, VanderSat, Akvo, Nelen & Schuurman, Balittro, IPB

 


Project Aim

Pepper is a smallholder estate crop and a labour intensive commodity that is mainly cultivated in Lampung for black pepper, and Bangka Belitung for white pepper. It is also cultivated in Sulawesi, Java, and other areas in Sumatra.

In the past, Indonesia was the leading producer and exporter of black and white pepper in the world; however, in recent years, Indonesia has lost its leading position to Vietnam. Many factors have contributed to the decline in production. For example, instability of price, climate change, and pepper farmer’s lack of knowledge on Good Agricultural Practices, resulting in low productivity, plant diseases, lack of quality seeds, and difficulties with water supply. Educating pepper farmers on these issues is crucial to ensure farmers are able to gain sustainable income from pepper farming.

SpiceUp will implement a financially sustainable information services that support 100.000 pepper farmers in Indonesia to increase their production, income, food security, and optimize their inputs of water, fertilizers, and perticides.

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Irrigation Advice

This advice will guide farmers if, for example, irrigation is needed for this phase of the crop cycle or if they can rely on the forecasted rainfall.

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Fertilizer Advice

Recommendation on type and amount of fertilizer based on soil analysis and pepper variety.

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GAP, Pest & Disease Advice

Customized advice on how to cultivate peppers, including how to prepare their land, and also pests & disease management.

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Sustainable Tracing System

This system allows for the registration and tracing of pepper produced by farmers in the project locations, including sustainability information at plot level.


Activities

SpiceUp will target two groups: pepper farmers and business-to-business (B2B) clients, and focus in three locations in Lampung, Bangka Belitung, and Kalimantan. Of the reported 218.000 pepper farmers in these locations, SpiceUp aims to reach 100.000 farmers to become SpiceUp information service subscribers within three years.

 Achievements

  • 2 Research Plot Maintained
  • 76 Demo Farm Initiated
  • 7K Farmers Participated
  • 22K App Downloaded

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Research Plot Maintained

76

Demo Farm Initiated

7K

Farmers Participated

22K

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SpiceUp serve sustainable information services that support pepper farmers in Indonesia.