In the commodity prioritisation process conducted at the commencement of the project, beef was ranked as the commodity with the greatest potential for poverty reduction and market development in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), and second greatest potential in East Java.
The interventions recommended by the beef value chain study for AIP-PRISMA (PDF 344 KB) focus on early stages of the beef value chain and the up- and –downstream linkages between cattle producers and agribusiness firms.
- Improving the success rates of artificial insemination for beef cattle in East Java through closer agent-producer linkages.
- Improving cattle feeding practices through business development of feed traders and cattle fatteners in east Java.
The recommended interventions on the downstream side are:
- Increasing productivity and returns from contract fattening in East Java.
- Increasing smallholder returns from the production of feeder cattle for feedlots in East Java.
- Increasing smallholder returns from the production of slaughter cattle for butchers in major cities in Eastern Indonesia.
- Improving the smallholder production and marketing systems for the inter-regional trade of breeder cattle in Lombok.
- Increasing smallholder returns from the production and marketing of slaughter cattle for cattle marketing organisations in west Timor.