Summary of publication
A Mid-Term Review (MTR) of AIP-Rural (AUD112m, 2013-18) was undertaken during September 2016.
AIP-Rural aims to increase the agricultural incomes of at least 300,000 poor smallholder farmers by 30% by stimulating greater private and public sector investments that create better access for farmers to inputs and markets. It operates in five provinces of Indonesia: East Java, NTB, NTT, Papua and West Papua and includes four component projects. The program uses a market systems development approach. Key program strategies include working through private sector actors to deliver services and products in transactions of mutual benefit to farmers and the private sector.
The MTR considered the continued relevance of the program to the Australian and Indonesian Governments, the adequacy of progress against agreed plans, its adopted methodology and on any changes needed to improve its effectiveness and methodology. The MTR endorsed the relevance and effectiveness of the program and made a number of recommendations, all of which DFAT agreed to in its Management Response.