Through two projects that encompass a range of research-for-development and capacity-building initiatives, the IndoBeef program aims to significantly improve beef production and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across five provinces in Indonesia.



Increasing adoption of proven technologies that improve productivity in crop-livestock systems in new regions.

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By integrating cattle farming with established palm plantations, we can improve the profitability, productivity and livelihoods of farmers.

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Latest news

Indonesia - UNE: Partner and Collaborate

On 29th April 2019, the University of New England (UNE) hosted an event in Bali to showcase our developing partnerships and collaborations in Indonesia, and to explore opportunities to expand engagement with Indonesian colleagues and institutions for mutual benefit.

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IndoBeef feedlot visits in Cianjur, West Java

The feedlot sector accounts for approximately 10% of total beef production in Indonesia. It is a potential contributor to meeting Indonesia’s beef self-sufficiency target, as well as a competitor for the smallholder cattle producers.

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CropCow market chains case studies - Sumbawa

Recently, we reported on a market chains case study field visit in Lombok, carried out by the CropCow market chains team. Immediately following this work, the team visited neighbouring Sumbawa to hold discussions with several farmer groups.

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PalmCow animal production team supporting farmers in Tapung, Riau

The PalmCow animal production team is collaborating with the Gading Jaya farmer group in the Tapung sub-district, Kampar district, Riau. Dr Yeni Widiawati, PalmCow project leader and animal production team leader, and an animal nutrition specialist based at IRIAP, provides a summary of the team’s monitoring activity at this site in May 2019.

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CropCow Household survey data collection

July 2019

CropCow Animal Production Team coordination Meeting

Early August 2019 - details TBA.