Project outline

.. sustainable development of the poultry meat and dairy sub-sectors in West Java ..

Project outline

Poultry meat and dairy products are important animal protein products for the consumers in Indonesia. Every year the demand for these products is increasing. It is essential that the production and supply of these products are organised in a safe and responsible manner. Both public and private sector partners in these livestock sectors have a responsibility to realise the sustainable growth of these livestock sectors and that the Indonesian consumers will continue to have access to safe and affordable products.

The Dutch – Indonesian programme on Food Security on Livestock (DIFS-Live) focusses on the development of the poultry and dairy sub-sectors in West Java. The goal of DIFS-Live is to develop viable models for domestic production and supply of affordable, nutritious and safe animal-based products.

In the poultry sector DIFS-Live focusses on finding safer and sustainable alternatives for the home slaughtering practices in Jakarta and other cities. Every day between 0.8 – 1.0 million live chicken are transported into the city and slaughtered there for marketing at the wet markets and through street vendors. From a public health and food safety point of view this is not a safe and sustainable practice. To improve this situation DIFS-Live works with the independent poultry slaughterhouses to test alternative slaughtering and supply practices. Hygienic practices, cooling, food safety, animal welfare and slaughter efficiency are key ingredients. At the same time DIFS-Live promotes the increased consumption of cooled and frozen chicken among urban consumers. In the poultry farming sector DIFS-Live works towards increasing the production and productivity levels of independent small and medium scale broiler farms. Pilot tests of improved broiler houses and improved broiler farming practices should lead to improved feed conversion rates, enhanced animal welfare, increasing production levels and higher incomes for broiler farmers.

In the dairy sector DIFS-Live will focus on improving the dairy feed supplies. The dairy processing companies are already working with dairy farmers and their cooperatives on developing the milk collection systems and quality controls. Domestic milk production levels, however, do not improve. The single most important factor that constraints the milk production is the feed supply. Together with smallholder dairy farmers and their cooperatives DIFS-Live will work towards improved production and supply of roughage and concentrates and combine this with better care for the dairy cows.

As such DIFS-Live is structured around the following four components:

The Directorate General (DG) for Livestock and Animal Health Services at the Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Jakarta jointly supervise the DIFS-Live programme. The two parties signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in July 2014 that defines the objectives, main activities and the different roles and responsibilities.

The Dutch Embassy has contracted the Central Veterinary Institute (CVI) of the Animal Sciences Group (ASG) of Wageningen University & Research as the main coordination and implementation partner of DIFS-Live. CVI is working together with a range of different organisations in the public, private and knowledge sectors in Indonesia and the Netherlands.