GEF SGP Indonesia FactsheetDistribution map of Covid-19 cases at the locations of GEF SGP phase VIand Activities UpdateGORONTALO139 CASESNUSA PENIDAFOOD SECURITY ISSUEAND UPDATED GEFSGP INDONESIA PHASEVI ACTIVITIES DURINGCOVID 19 PANDEMICWAKATOBI10 CASESSEMAUTHE LATEST data in early June 2020, there are at least139 cases reported only in Gorontalo district and 10cases in Wakatobi Islands, Those are the locations ofGEF SGP Phase VI.On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)announced that the COVID-19 outbreak had become apandemic; a term used for a disease that is spreading inmultiple countries around the world at the same time. TheWHO recognized that the measures were implemented inresponse to the pandemic are taking a heavy toll on societiesand economies.
COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia has brought anxiety on theissue of food availability for the whole population especiallyin small island. GEF SGP Indonesia Phase 6 projects in SmallIslands are Nusa Penida Island, Wakatobi Islands, and SemauIsland.The GEF SGP, from the start of the phase 6 program in 2017,has encouraged activities aimed at building local resilience,even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The result can berelatively felt now. In April, the local food availability inpartners’ sites is identified to be suffice in meeting their ownneeds as they are almost ready for harvest. Farmers in NusaPenida, for example, have local food stocks, such as corns,beans, coconuts, sweet potatoes, chayotes, sorghums, andothers. Farmers in the GEF SGP Indonesia area in Nusa Penidapredict that harvests can guarantee food availability for thenext three to four months.Whereas in some places on Semau Island, there has been upto 90% crop failure for rice and corn due to the lack of rainfallthis year although they are still available in several otherplaces. As for sorghum agriculture (GEF SGP's leading foodsecurity program in Semau), yields are better than last year."Plants thrive and do not experience pest attacks," said AsisLafu, chairman of the farmer group Dalen Mesa, partner ofGEF SGP. Another abundant commodity in Semau is foresthoney.In Wakatobi, the main local foods, such as cassava and fish,are relatively abundant. Local vegetables that are usuallyonly able to be met for two seasons annually are abundantthis year because of the prolonged rainy season from therain of west season to the east season. The corn, however, isa failed crop in the last harvest season because of the attackof armyworms.An interesting thing happened at the TransmigrationSettlement Unit 3 in Pabuto Hamlet, Tamilo PreparationVillage/Saritani Village, Boalemo Regency, GorontaloProvince. During an observation by an Agrarian Instituteactivist, GEF SGP's partner, Sugeng Sutrisno, the communitythere planted various types of tubers, bananas, and corn asfood reserves to anticipate the possibility of a long crisis.The community also generally has the knowledge and skillsto process plants on their land into various forms of foodmilestones.Above: Sorghum farmer on Semau IslandBelow: Cassava farmer in Nusa Penida
project on hold or been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic?2100%Government counterparts are unable to focus on theproject due COVID - 19 response efforts4Travel restrictions in place due to COVID-193Disruption in supply chains; restrictions that precludeprocurement of goods and services3Consultans could not be hired due to COVID-193Consultations with stakeholder could not take place dueto COVID-191OtherTaking the COVID-19 pandemic into project accountthe project outcomes/outputsthe project objective25%25%50%50%NoYesadverse impact of COVID-19PROJECT PERSONNELPROJECT BENEFICIARIES25%25%50%50%25%25%HighLowUncertain
adverse impact of COVID-19 to the achievement of the project'sGLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITSPROJECT'S DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS25%25%50%50%25%25%HighLowUncertainProject Completing an Evaluationmid-term evaluation or terminalevaluation plannedvirtual evaluation25%50%Partner are able to interact through online meetingsBeneficiaries can be engaged through telephonic and other surveysRecent field validations/verification missions are documented that can be sharedwith evaluators25%50%
Update Program during Covid-19 pandemicGorontaloFarmers in SP3 from Agraria Institute - Gorontalo are working on their gardensIn SP3 village, outdoor activities can still be carried outduring Covid-19 pandemic. What might have shifted a bitis the time/schedule of the meetings. For example, themeeting planned by LPPM with the Provincial BAPPEDAhas yet to proceed. For partners in the field, such asMarsudi, land clearing and terrace construction are stillongoing often because they have been scheduled andbecome routine activities. There are meetings beingpostponed, such as BUMDes and Marsudi activitiesrelated to strengthening the capacity of productiveeconomic business development which was postponedlast week. Communication is still ongoing; however,direct face-to face meetings will not be carried out untilthe end of this March. In general, the activities in thefield are still on going as usual, except for activities thatinvolve gathering lots of people. These activities are stillpostponed.Physical Distancing Campaign in WakatobiIn general, the stages of activities carried out byimplementing partners in Wakatobi continue to runin accordance with the existing timeline. The currentconstraint is only the paranoia of the corona virusoutbreak. Some partners’ activities have to be postponeddue to gathering restriction. Thus, festival activities ofFoneb and Yanmar also the final KUN disseminationworkshop which should have been conducted by theend of March 2020 are also postponed. Monitoringand other activities that do not involve large crowdsto gather are still being carried out. SWPS activitiesin Wakatobi were also hampered, especially for theprocurement. However, activities such as the installationand preparation of making a reservoir are still ongoing.In general, the activities of partners in Wakatobi havereached 85% of progress (some have almost progressed100% but been delayed because of Covid-19). 50% ofactivities that involve large numbers of people (such asworkshops and exhibitions) have not been completed,and they need access outside the island.
Activities that involve many people are delayed, and thisdelay has an impact on the timeline and completion ofactivities. b. 50% of local food documentation activitiesand module preparation.In addition to completing activities that have not yet beencompleted, the partners of Wakatobi also have carriedout the Covid-19 virus prevention campaign to residentsaround the island of Binongko, not only advocatingphysical distancing but also advising residents to alwayswear masks, maintain health, and wash their hands at alltimes so that the Covid-19 virus does not spread.Forkani, the host of partner activities in Wakatobi, alsomonitors online activities through the WhatsApp Call andVideo application and asks partners to send the latestphotos of their activities.What is interesting is that residents are also returning tolocal foods, namely, sagoo, cassava, and Kano because theprice of rice continues to soar up.All documentation: Covid-19 campaign Famokossa BinongkoSemau Island is healthier and cleaner in PandemicPartners restricted their movements to Semau Island.Activities in the field are carried out through social media.Meetings with officials on the issues of fish bombing,coastal conservation, have been inevitably postponedbecause the Regional Government restrict meetings. Bioreef tech propagations are still ongoing, but meetingshave been postponed. Currently, going to Semau is stillpossible. Although the ferry might stop operating, theboat still runs. However, there has been rejection fromthe community because of appeals from the Church.Rejection to have activities happened in Batuinan Village,where SWPS should have been installed. It was hampereddue to the Church’s appeal and refusal to hold a meeting.The implementation of SWPS activities will be delayed.Sorghum harvesting is still carried out in Semau. Meetingsare still held but with no more than 5 participants. Themeeting to strengthen multi-stakeholder forum had to bepostponed due to meeting restriction.Activities are carried out by partners who all want theisland not only to complete their work but to take theinitiative to keep a distance to others and to conductthe campaign by raising funds to distribute buckets forwashing hands and distributing non-medical masks topeople on the road, motorbikes motorists, and workerson agricultural land.All picture from PIKUL Foundation : Provision of masks and water buckets
The Beautiful Island in Nusa Penida in PandemicNusa Penida Island is known as the mainstay touristdestination island in Bali, both for local and internationaltourists. Every day many people come and stop by for justa day or two to enjoy the scenery and beauty of the seaon Nusa Penida. However, since the Covid-19 pandemic atthe end of March, Nusa Penida has limited the number ofpeople entering from outside and ships still visiting NusaPenida. Tourism has been quiet, and the island which waspreviously crowded has become deserted with only thenatives of Nusa penida being there.One of the Partners in Nusa Penida, Taksu TridatuFoundation during the Covid-19 pandemic still conductsthe activities of improving livestock quality andsilvopastoral development of 50 farmers in Banjar Anyar,Sakti Village, Banjar Pulagan and Banjar Jurangaya ofKutampi Village. At least 25 hectares of community landare planted with animal feed, and it’s available during thedry season using the dry feed method. Taksu Assistancehas also developed Learning Centers for interestedcommunities in Nusa Penida.The host partner in Nusa Penida, the Wisnu Foundation,has also conducted an environmental campaign withthe help of friends in the Djamur community to continuepromoting physical distancing and wearing masks aswell as washing hands using murals and also interestingposter images. There are 4 murals that have been made.The development of 80 painted tumblers as souvenirs inNusa Penida is a campaign to reduce the use of disposablebottles.There has also been training and making householdorganic gardens in Banjar Semaya - Suana Village, BanjarDinas Tanglad, Banjar Dinas Batukandik II and BanjarMawan, Batumadeg Village. 15 household organicgardens have been established in each facilitated village,with a total of 60 household gardens.From the beginning of the pandemic, the WisnuFoundation has also been busy updating its activitiesonline with partners in the field, and they continued topublish partner activities online, both on the websiteand via the social media of the Wisnu Foundation withthe assistance of the Bale Bengong team who were alsoresponsible for the website content and social mediapartners in Nusa Penida.Above : Food garden management assistance activities in Nusa PenidaBelow: The activities of improving livestock quality and silvopastoraldevelopment assisted by Taksu Tridatu PartnersDocumentation : Yayasan Wisnu 2020
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SGP INDONESIA PHASE VI ACTIVITIES DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC THE LATEST data in early June 2020, there are at least 139 cases reported only in Gorontalo district and 10 cases in Wakatobi Islands, Those are the locations of GEF SGP Phase VI. on 11 march 2020, the World health organization