USAID and Partners in Indonesia Expand Market Access for Small-Scale Spice Farmers

Klaten, MINA – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and CBI Global subsidiary PT AgriSpice Indonesia highlighted 35 years of partnership in bringing small-scale farmers into the global supply chain at a small ceremony.

According to a statement received by MINA, Thursday, Deputy Administrator Glick’s visit to PT AgriSpice, located in Klaten, Central Java, celebrated how a modest USAID investment into a small development project can reap benefits for decades.

Over 7,500 Indonesian small-scale farmers have doubled their incomes selling their harvest on the global market through PT AgriSpice Indonesia, a leading spice processing, production, and exporting company.

PT AgriSpice sources vanilla from different parts of Indonesia, including from USAID-supported small-scale farmers in eastern Indonesia (primarily Papua) through its Feed the Future Sustainable Cooperative Agribusiness Alliance (SCAA) program.

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Ultimately, U.S. consumers are able to enjoy higher-quality in-demand spices.

Emphasizing the importance of agricultural trade between the U.S. and Indonesia and development’s role in enhancing the mutual benefit of strong trade relations, DA Glick noted that Americans can better understand other countries’ role in the market by learning about the agribusiness chain. (T/R04/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)