For almost 30 years, Vredeseilanden Country Office (VECO) Indonesia has worked continuously with its partners, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), farmer organisations, national network organisations, commercial enterprises, and organized farmers, to achieve one goal: a better deal for farmers. This is done through three main programs: Sustainable Agriculture Chain Development, Advocacy, and Consumer Awareness.
Together with its networks in West Africa, East Africa, South America, Central America and Southeast Asia, VECO Indonesia is under Vredeseilanden, which is headquartered in Belgium. In Indonesia, VECO Indonesia works in six main areas: Greater Jakarta, Bali, Java, Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara 1 (NTT1) and East Nusa Tenggara 2 (NTT2). All are coordinate from VECO Indonesia headquarters in Denpasar, Bali.
As well as continuing to work towards becoming a learning organisation, we are also busy innovating program strategies and approaches. In the past, our intervention focused on the production aspect of sustainable agriculture. However, VECO Indonesia is now focusing on sustainable agriculture practices as part of an integrated chain. So, we focus not only on the production aspect, but also on marketing, influencing policy making, and consumer awareness.
Through this intervention across the chain, we work to achieve our goal of a better deal for farmers.