The TNA highlighted drought- and flood-tolerant rice varieties as one of the priority technologies for Indonesia. The adoption of tolerant rice varieties has the potential to strengthen the resilience of the agriculture sector, improve food security and reduce poverty levels.
Indonesia is situated in Southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Republic of Indonesia is comprised of more than 17,500 islands and is the world’s fourth most populous country. Its strong dependence on agriculture and its large coastal population render Indonesia highly vulnerable to the impacts of typhoons, floods, landslides and rises in sea level.
Indonesia completed its TNA in 2012. The implementation of the technologies prioritized by the TNA can have significant advantages for Indonesia. However, several barriers were identified as hindering their successful acquisition, deployment and diffusion. The most significant barriers include the lack of initial capital, of human skills and of sufficient institutional capacity. As part of the TNA, Indonesia completed Technology Action Plans for each of the priority technologies in order to identify the activities and enabling frameworks that would overcome these barriers. Indonesia plans activities such as strengthening policies, coordination between agencies and the creation of public-private partnerships, as well as new subsidy structures. These activities are important steps in securing the successful transfer of technologies.
Indonedia’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals: