Assignment Name :JFPR 9132-INO: Rice Fortification for the Poor – Strengthening Technical Capacity: Rice Fortification under RASKIN Program in Indonesia
Country : Indonesia
Location within country : Karawang, West Java
Name of Client : Asian Development Bank
Start Date (Month/Year) : 08/11/2013 Completion Date (Month/Year) : 01/04/2015
The Government of Indonesia plans to conduct fortifying rice for the Poor under the national subsidized rice program for the poor, called RASKIN. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Project on 20 March 2009 for $2,000,000 financed through the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). The goal of the Project is prevention and reduction of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) among the poor in Indonesia. About 5,000 metric tons of fortified RASKIN will be distributed for consecutively 8 months to targeted beneficiaries. The Project will cover about 60,000 identified poor households (about 270,000 population) that reside at selected 50 villages in the district of Karawang. The distribution of the fortified RASKIN will be carried out under the existing RASKIN program. BULOG is appointed as the sole agency to purchase and distribute RASKIN.