Technology innovations towards sustainability in tuna supply chains Indonesia
April 2015 – October 2016
Aim: To develop a traceability-based technology (TBT) platform that creates information exchange between Indonesian fishermen, processors and traders. Fishermen will be facilitated in linking with fisheries and global markets, while processors and traders will be assisted in meeting requirements from importing regions.
Objective: To enhance already existent systems and make them more efficient and useable for Indonesian supply chain actors to participate in quickly evolving international markets. To better equip tuna fisheries in supporting livelihoods, appetites and businesses and ultimately to improve the sustainability of tuna stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities.
Method: Implement traceability-based technologies (TBT) for fishermen, processors and traders in selected Indonesian tuna value chains. Extensive relationships with fishermen and processors in several sites in Indonesia have been established, and the process of educating value chain actors on the importance of information for regulation and for market access has begun. Interviews and surveys will be conducted to assess the informational needs; technology hardware will be introduced into processing plants and at fisheries landing sites; finally the TBT will be adapted and modified based on evaluation results.
Dutch policy goals: Increased sustainable agricultural production; Improved access to better nutrition; More efficient markets; and A better business climate.