Both parties confirmed that there is no change in the Project Description in the minutes of meetings for Preparatory Survey on the Project signed on August 12, 2016.
Agricultural sector including rice production is not just susceptible to loss
caused by flood, drought and pest and disease attack but also from the climate change. The impact of climate change on food production in Indonesia is anticipated to be a level where food production in 2050 will decline ranging from 38% to more than ten-folds of the current production. Impact of the climate change is not only seen on food production, but also on food security, socio economics of the poor and sustainable development Accordingly, adaptation to climate changes is required to minimize the risk along with the
plans and strategies for food security and sustainable development.
Law No. 19 of 2013 on the Protection and Empowerment 01 Farmers stipulates agricultural insurance as one of the instruments to protect farmers. Agricultural insurance is aimed to protect farmers from crop failures due to natural disasters, plant pest attacks, outbreaks 01 infectious animal diseases, impacts 01 climate change and/or other stipulated risks.
One 01 the key issues in agricultural insurance is the damage assessment which is required to be as precise. quick, quantitative and inexpensive as possible. As an approach to meet such requirements, introduction of innovative technologies including remote sensing technology into the insurance procedures is expected to try with high priority.
Relating to the application 01 remote sensing to the agricultural insurance in Japan, Chiba University conducted several joint researches for about 10 years with the Government 01 Japan, NOSAI (only one agricultural insurance organization under Japanese Government) and other companies. Furthermore,
in Indonesia, Chiba University has been conducting collaborative research work for several years on various subjects relating to analysis of paddy 'by each plot' together with Dinas Pertanian Tanaman Pangan Provinsi Java Barat (Provincial Agriculture Agency) and Udayana University in Bali.
Based on the results of such research activities, the Government 01 Indonesia requests the Government of Japan to conduct the Project for the Development and Implementation of New Damage Assessment Process in Agricultural Insurance as Adaptation to Climate Change for Food Security in Indonesia.