ProFound developed strategies for innovative clusters of economic activity with key Eastern Indonesian agricultural products. In this project for the World Bank we worked together with our Indonesian partner Setara Foundation and several experts from Gadjah Mada University.

The team identified three main agricultural product clusters and cluster locations:

  • Chili, onions and garlic on East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)
  • Fish on Maluku and Papua
  • Coconut on North Sulawesi

During field work in Indonesia, local and international experts identified value-adding and logistical strategies. Through product-market matching opportunities, the teams determined:

  • Successful organisation and coordination between stakeholders
  • How to match products to markets
  • How to build an efficient logistical network
  • How to develop an accessible finance and investment climate
  • Governmental support and enabling regulations

The World Bank will use the recommendations in their discussions with the government of Indonesia in the larger context of the economic development of Eastern Indonesia.

Want to know more about our work in Indonesia, or are you interested in potential links? Please contact Robbie Hogervorst at