Case Study: Coffee Sector in Indonesia, The Journey

Riset Inovasi dan Edukasi (RISE) Indonesia. Edited by Grow Asia
RISE Indonesia

As part of a series, this case study is a tool to help new and prospective partners better understand how Working Groups (WGs) are launched, evolve, and function. It documents the journey of how multiple stakeholders come together to co-create value chain projects on-theground. The case study also highlights partners’ contributions and leadership and provides anecdotal evidence of the benefits derived from working in partnership. This case study will be a useful guide for other stakeholders in Indonesia, including the government, private sector, and farmer organizations, crop Working Groups, Grow Asia Country Partnerships and New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiatives globally.

Started in 2013 before Grow Asia was set up, the coffee WG project is considered a success story within PISAgro. The coffee project has a unique hub-and-spoke structure where Nestlé coordinates different stakeholders in implementing various project sub-components. In particular, the way Nestlé works with the local integrators, or Kelompok Usaha Bersama (KUBs), is key to the success of the project. Grow Asia commissioned this case study to showcase an instance of how multi-stakeholder projects might be structured, in the hopes that some aspects and lessons can be relevant for other partners.

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