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ACTIVITIES

In the effort to realize the organizationís vision, YDA has and is still conducting advocacy activities in Central Java, West Java, West Kalimantan, Riau, Nusa Tenggara and Bengkulu, with the following components:

q       Participatory research with farmers regarding seed, fertilizer, pesticide, agricultural credit, etc.

q       Review of public policies related to farmersí problems.

q       Participatory monitoring on agricultural project funded by foreign loan, particularly World Bank.

q       Participatory monitoring of farmer credit programs (Kredit Usaha Tani/Micro Credit for Farmers, Kredit Ketahanan Pangan/Food Security Credit).

q       Training in participatory advocacy.

q       Training in participatory monitoring and evaluation.

q       Farmers assistance in local advocacy.

q       Dissemination of information regarding farmersí problem in the form of publications and articles in the media.