The rapid growth of industries in Indonesia has not only led to massive urbanization, but it has also seen many young Indonesian born into farming families moving on to work in cities. It led to vast agricultural lands being left abandoned, which are eventually converted into industries areas.
The Indonesian government has declared 2019 as the year of the Indonesian farmers’ revival. The government has attempted to improve farmers’ access to capital, markets, and technology to improve their productivity.
"Ayo Jadi Petani Muda" (Let's be Young Farmers) targeted marginalised youth groups, both female and male, in rural areas in Java to get access to farming resources and to equip them with knowledge and skills to pave the way to make farming as their decent livelihood.
To learn more about the programme, please check the AKATIGA website.