Many efforts have been made to increase the production of Arabica and Robusta seeds in the coffee farming sector in Indonesia. One of the most important activities in the country to tackle this issue consist on empowering coffee farmers through continuous and post-harvest cultivation training sessions using standard training curricula and manuals. Thus, the Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI), supported by the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) and other coffee stakeholders, creates sustainable coffee training guides.
Two main modules address this need for training: the National Curriculum and Manual of Sustainable Cultivation Training (Good Agriculture Practices-GAP) Post-Harvest ofRobusta Coffee (NSC-R), launched in May 2016, and the Arabica Coffee Curriculum (NSC-A), published in August 2017. Both guides seek to improve the quality and productivity of coffee in Indonesia and further train the Master Trainers, so that they become excellent farming coaches to all coffee farmers in the country. From the post-harvest aspect, farmers are expected to improve the quality of coffee in accordance with market quality standards. To achieve these objectives, the NSC-R and NSC-A need to be well-implemented and supported by stakeholders in the coffee Robusta and Arabica coffee sector.
Masters Trainers, who have been successfully appointed, are encouraged to join a Training of Trainer (ToT) for the Master Trainers (MT), a program built by SCOPI. The activities train these Master Trainers to be suitable and knowledgeable while providing the local coffee farmers with adequate training. The content of the program is based on the existing national curriculum and training manual. SCOPI also carries out monitoring and reflection activities to see the impact and sustainability of curriculum implementation.
Progress has been made while efforts are being optimized to achieve a proper implementation of the National Sustainable Curriculum of Robusta and Arabica. Right now, there is a total of 184 Master Trainers of Robusta and Arabica from 15 Provinces in Indonesia. They consist on Extensionist of local Governments (PPL), Agronomist of the Private Sector and NGO representatives (20% of them are women). SCOPI targets to achieve 66.500 of Robusta farmers and 18.000 of Arabica farmers to be trained through Master Trainers by year 2020.
SCOPI has developed, transformed and pursued the improvement of the agricultural sector of coffee in Indonesia. The National Implementation of Robusta and Arabica Coffee Curriculum and Training Manual is expected to change farming practices and post-harvest coffee by local farmers in a desirable direction while trying to enhance the impact on doubling production. This is only possible through the support of the coffee sector and the collective action led by the Global Coffee Platform and its 150+ members.
Find out more about the Indonesia Coffee Platform’s achievement in GCP’s Annual Report 2017
SCOPI (Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia) is a non-profit organization in Indonesia that focuses on the development of sustainable coffee farming to ensure a better future of agricultural sector of coffee production, especially Arabica and Robusta. SCOPI aims to develop while providing good learning as well as best practices and following the rules of coffee commodity development in Indonesia through promotion from Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the aim of increasing opportunities economic improvements for farmers, food security, and environmental sustainability.
Support the scale of sustainable production practices through enabling more ToTs! Contact Veronica Herlina, Executive Director – SCOPI.