The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched the Digital Village Initiative (DVI) in 2021 to promote digitalization in rural areas for the benefits of local population. In 2022, Indonesia together with other 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, agreed DVI assessment.
FAO, with support of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), surveyed 132 villages in Indonesia to assess the level of digital innovation including the development of digital technology and the level of adoption to determine the maturity of digital innovation in these villages. During the assessment, West Java was realized to be one of the most progressive provinces with good number of villages applying digital innovation.
Digital innovation in the villages in West Java represents various sectors in agriculture, including infrastructure development, financial services, social services, agri-food marketing and e-commerce, smart farming, smart livestock development, information systems management, e-governance, and the community and economic development. Among others, e-fishery has been implemented in Puntang, Soge and Krimun Villages in Indramayu. Similarly, smart agriculture has been implemented in Habibie Garden and Alam Endah villages in Bandung district, and Papayan village in Tasikmalaya.
Read the full FAO article here.