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OGB Indonesia Right to Food 2019-2020


01/19 - 12/20


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This project falls under the thematic area Right to Food and follows on the project A-04839 from 2016-2018. Through our work on Right to Food Oxfam Novib and SOMO aim to achieve that more small-scale food producers and agricultural workers, particularly women andtheir communities, benefit from local to global public and private sector policies that protect and promote their prosperity and resilience. The project for 2019-2020 has no significant changes in its theory of change or its objectives compared to the previous phase 2016-18. The context is still similar as Indonesia is currently progressing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with indications of a decline in the poverty rate of economic inequality and an increase in staple food production. Despitethe surplus production, almost all provinces in Eastern Indonesia experience situations of food vulnerability and food insecurity. The ambition to achieve full food security will be largely determined by the 32 million small-scale food producers, in this case farmers and fishermen. The project therefore continues with partners to emphasize the need to increase access to resources for small-scale food producers and to tackle land conflicts. The long term objective remains the same to realize the right to food for small-scale farmers and fishermen through increasing their access and control over productive resources, specifically access and control over land. This is to include in 2019-2020 specifically improvements in the working conditions of workers (especially women) in the seafood processing industry. This is linked to Oxfam and partners’ commitment to food justice by encouraging the fulfillment of the rights of vulnerable citizens in the supply chain, including the seafood sector processing workers. Civil society groups have so far been very active in proposing priorities of agrarian reform which are then used by the Government in the implementation of land redistribution programs for small-scale farmers. Granting the status of land rights to small-scale farmers, including women, is very important for tenure security. Recognition of land rights and access to Government programs for women is very important in attain to increase equality in national regulations. The principles of sustainable business that emphasize the importance of continuity in people, planet and profit and business principles and human rights will be used as a pillar for regulations related to private sector influencing in this project, including the supply chain of the seafood sector. In this project Oxfam will continue to work with the following Indonesian partners: Coalition for Agrarian Reform (KPA), People’s Coalition for Fishery Justice (KIARA), People Coalition for Food Sovereignty (KRKP), Women’s Solidarity for Human Rights (SP), Indonesia Fisher Union (SNI), Pikul Association.

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