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  • Organisation

    AKATIGA’s mission is to influence positive policy changes in order to create a fair social, political, and economic environment. This enables the poor and marginalised groups to acquire greater access and control over resources for sustainable livelihood. AKATIGA focuses on three core activities: research, policy influencing, and monitoring and evaluation in four priority issues which include Micro, small and Medium Enterprises, governance, rural youth employment, and agrarian areas.

    AKATIGA’s research employs qualitative, quantitative, mix-methods, and critical analysis to produce robust research output. These have been translated into numerous reports, books, journals, paper works, policy papers, and popular writings published in national and international publications.

    AKATIGA has an established experience and knowledge on the issue of youth, agriculture, and rural development. In 2015, they completed research in 12 villages in West Java, Central Java, and South Sulawesi to investigate a number of agricultural issues, including youth and employment. They found that one of the reasons of why young rural youth are moving away from agriculture is the problem of access to land. From 2016 onwards, AKATIGA has been working with universities and research institutes in Canada, China, India, and The Netherlands on the same issues under a four-country research project titled “Becoming Young Farmers: Young people’s pathways into farming”. In 2017, AKATIGA also completed a research project on youth migration in East Nusa Tenggara, investigating the pattern of internal youth migration.

    In terms of advocacy, AKATIGA provides policy analysis and input for the revision of the Presidential Decree (Peraturan Presiden) on Procurement (Pengandaan Barang dan Jasa) PERPRES 54 Tahun 2010 and guided the revision process.

    In addition, AKATIGA facilitates a number of learning activities, including with youth groups. Last year, they worked with the School of Semi Palar (High School) on the learning series on conducting social research in rural areas.

    • Organisation

      AKATIGA’s mission is to influence positive policy changes in order to create a fair social, political, and economic environment. This enables the poor and marginalised groups to acquire greater access and control over resources for sustainable livelihood. AKATIGA focuses on three core activities: research, policy influencing, and monitoring and evaluation in four priority issues which include Micro, small and Medium Enterprises, governance, rural youth employment, and agrarian areas.

      AKATIGA’s research employs qualitative, quantitative, mix-methods, and critical analysis to produce robust research output. These have been translated into numerous reports, books, journals, paper works, policy papers, and popular writings published in national and international publications.

      AKATIGA has an established experience and knowledge on the issue of youth, agriculture, and rural development. In 2015, they completed research in 12 villages in West Java, Central Java, and South Sulawesi to investigate a number of agricultural issues, including youth and employment. They found that one of the reasons of why young rural youth are moving away from agriculture is the problem of access to land. From 2016 onwards, AKATIGA has been working with universities and research institutes in Canada, China, India, and The Netherlands on the same issues under a four-country research project titled “Becoming Young Farmers: Young people’s pathways into farming”. In 2017, AKATIGA also completed a research project on youth migration in East Nusa Tenggara, investigating the pattern of internal youth migration.

      In terms of advocacy, AKATIGA provides policy analysis and input for the revision of the Presidential Decree (Peraturan Presiden) on Procurement (Pengandaan Barang dan Jasa) PERPRES 54 Tahun 2010 and guided the revision process.

      In addition, AKATIGA facilitates a number of learning activities, including with youth groups. Last year, they worked with the School of Semi Palar (High School) on the learning series on conducting social research in rural areas.

    • Project

      The project facilitates young marginalised groups (female and male) in rural areas of Central and West Java to access resources, knowledge, and skills to make farming their livelihood. This is done through:

      1. Organising rural youth to pursue access to land owned by village government (e.g. tanah kemakmuran, tanah kas desa).
      2. Facilitating  youth to learn innovative methods in farming, including sustainable farming practices, product processing, and marketing. This makes farming attractive, economically beneficial, and environmentally sustainable.
      3. Improving collective action capacities of rural youth to strengthen their political participation in government decision making processes.

      AKATIGA has identified two best practices run by two youth groups on innovative farming methods and practices. The project combines, modifies, and contextualises these practices. They are tested in two target youth groups in two villages. Contextualisation employs Participatory Action Research (PAR) methods where participants themselves are involved in assessments, testing, and evaluations. A learning process is facilitated between the two groups for knowledge transfer about each others farming practices.

      AKATIGA closely studies and documents all processes using qualitative methods. Findings are published in online and offline platforms, tailoring the content in a way that can reach young audiences and inspire broader youth groups.

      AKATIGA specifically targets three layers of impacts:
      1. Two youth groups in two poor villages in Kebumen (Central Java) and Sukabumi (West Java) as the innovation sites;
      2. The existing youth groups (models) in Kulon Progo and in Bandung;
      3. Broader youth groups and NGOs who are involved in agriculture across the country that could benefit from knowing the innovation through various media platforms.

  • Project

    The project facilitates young marginalised groups (female and male) in rural areas of Central and West Java to access resources, knowledge, and skills to make farming their livelihood. This is done through:

    1. Organising rural youth to pursue access to land owned by village government (e.g. tanah kemakmuran, tanah kas desa).
    2. Facilitating  youth to learn innovative methods in farming, including sustainable farming practices, product processing, and marketing. This makes farming attractive, economically beneficial, and environmentally sustainable.
    3. Improving collective action capacities of rural youth to strengthen their political participation in government decision making processes.

    AKATIGA has identified two best practices run by two youth groups on innovative farming methods and practices. The project combines, modifies, and contextualises these practices. They are tested in two target youth groups in two villages. Contextualisation employs Participatory Action Research (PAR) methods where participants themselves are involved in assessments, testing, and evaluations. A learning process is facilitated between the two groups for knowledge transfer about each others farming practices.

    AKATIGA closely studies and documents all processes using qualitative methods. Findings are published in online and offline platforms, tailoring the content in a way that can reach young audiences and inspire broader youth groups.

    AKATIGA specifically targets three layers of impacts:
    1. Two youth groups in two poor villages in Kebumen (Central Java) and Sukabumi (West Java) as the innovation sites;
    2. The existing youth groups (models) in Kulon Progo and in Bandung;
    3. Broader youth groups and NGOs who are involved in agriculture across the country that could benefit from knowing the innovation through various media platforms.

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