In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, securing food security and nutrition become crucial especially in the face of diminishing income. The availability of idle lands and recent local government regulation on the use of sorghum as complement staple food in mothers and baby clinics created opportunities for the revitalisation of sorghum, local staple that got sidelined with the introduction of rice, as a promising source of income in East Nusa Tenggara. In collaboration with Yayasan Pembangunan Sosial Ekonomi (Yaspensel) Larantuka, the project provides a series of training on sorghum production and post production, namely i) production and post-harvest of sorghum, ii) sorghum-based food processing and food safety, iii) management of Sorghum waste, and iv) institution and financial management. Conducted in June – September 2021, the training aim to increase participants’ monthly income by 40% by implementing skills gained from the training.
|Partner||:||Yayasan Pembangunan Sosial Ekonomi Larantuka|
|Locations||:||East Nusa Tenggara|
|Cat. of beneficiaries||:||Women, youth, rural residents, PLHIV and key populations vulnerable to HIV|
|Keywords||:||Agriculture, agro-food processing, product development, sorghum, food security, waste management, entrepreneurship|