Sustainable Pesticide Practice Achievements, Indonesia
Lampung provincial government ordered 92,500 Brocap traps from SMS Indonesia, allowing them to create up to 10 jobs for producing the 376,000 attractants the project required (e.g. filling, applying the MSDS (Manufacturers Safety Data Sheets) stickers, packing, transporting), and benefitting 3,700 smallholders over southern Sumatra coffee hills in reducing the borer infestation.
A previous feasibility survey realized, and in collaboration with CVT Sud (agricultural assistance organization) concluded, that farmers could save up to 300 USD per annum/per hectare due to weight gains and increased quality yields.
SMS helps farmers achieve coffee at higher quantities and qualities, with rewards through quality premiums once delivered to buying stations.
SMS makes profits on the one hand and alleviates poverty on the other hand by rolling out core business models that provide innovative solutions to relevant issues for low-income coffee growers. Beyond their supply base role, smallholders tend to have more capacity to invest and to be customers of SMS products and services in the future. The government adopted a technology developed by SMS that benefits the producers and serves as a learning model. This technology received recognition by the National Sustainability Curriculum, and was recently launched by IDH and the Sustainability Coffee Platform of Indonesia, to be included in the future training manual of extension officers of the national coffee industry.