Climate Resilient Agriculture Investigation and Innovation Project (CRAIIP)

SLE supports a solution oriented research cooperation project in Indonesia, funded by Brot für die Welt and titled “Climate resilient agriculture investigation and innovation project” (CRAIIP)
Local partners are a community organising program of the church of Toraja, Kondoran, the Indonesian farmer organisation for integrated farming, IPPHTI, and the Uuniversities in Makassar, UNHAS,and Bandung, UNPAD. In nine villages in southern Sulawesi and western Java, small farmers will be supported in conducting field experiments, in order to test innovative agricultural methods and to assess their climate resilience. Important for this is not only high productivity, but also resilience of the crops, soil fertility and economic questions. The experiments are adjusted to the most urgent needs of the farmers. This includes issues like disease and parasites with chili pepper, apical-blossom end rot of tomatoes, caused by a disparity of calcium and crop losses due to field mice and rats. Another goal of the research cooperation is establishing participatory innovation development (PID) in the universities. Additionally to workshops and meetings with the “farmer researchers”, lectures at the partner universities are planned. The first of many lectures was held in front of students and lecturers, on September 11th 2017, at Hasanuddin University (UNHAS). UNHAS in Makassar partakes in the field research with three lecturers and multiple students.

Attached is a link to UNHAS’ web presence, reporting on the signing of the cooperation agreement between Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and UNHAS, and the opening event, including the guest lecture of SLEs’ Dr. Silke Stöber.

Projekt team:




Dr. Silke Stöber


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, SLE

Nedim Sulejmanovic

student assistant

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, SLE

Tandu Rambu


Gereja Toraja

Kustiwa Adinata



Khais Prayoga


UNPAD (Universitas Padjadjaran)

Dr. Hari Iswoyo

scientific assistant

UNHAS (Universitas Hasanuddin)

Dr. Neni Rostini

scientific assistant

UNPAD (Universitas Padjadjaran)


FFS Rawaapu1


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The soils used for rice production are low in humus and drained. The have a low water-retention capacity and break apart in the increasingly extreme dry seasons (cracked soil).

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Not only the low-emission system of rice intensification (SRI) but also green manure experiments with Sesbania Rostrata and Azolla Pinnata (an aquatic fern) are to increase climate resilience.


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