Latest updates

  • [May 2022] To promote food systems as an area of focus for the Indonesia G20 presidency, UNEP and IPB submitted a G20 policy brief called ‘A G20 Action Plan to make the economic case for nature-positive food systems through the application of True Value Accounting’ to the G20 official engagement group called Think 20.
  • [February 2022] TEEBAgriFood Indonesia was launched at the subnational level in Sulawesi.
  • [December 2021] Over 100 agri-food representatives in Indonesia have demonstrated understanding that - with nature on their ‘balance sheet’ - they are more likely to thrive in future scenarios. Two agri-Business roundtables and six training sessions paved the way for agri-business to measure and manage not just their impacts on financial capital (ie. shareholders), but also their impacts and dependencies on natural capital and the society at large.
  • [October 2021] TEEBAgriFood Indonesia was presented and applied in a case study group work exercise for a training workshop on “Embedding True Cost Accounting in policy-making processes” with participants from 10 countries, including Angola, Benin, Bhutan, Nepal, Senegal and Sri Lanka.
  • [September 2021] IPB Bogor University shared advances on i) policy scoping, ii) biophysical data availability and gap-filling, and iii) methodologies to be applied for a TEEBAgriFood Framework application.
  • [June 2021] Expert workshop to refine the policy scope. Policy question discussed: How can managed expansion and intensification of cocoa agroforestry landscapes in areas close to existing forests and settlements increase cocoa yield and maximize outcomes for natural, human and social capital?
  • [June 2021] The Ministry of Planning, in its opening statements at a Food Summit Dialogue on True Cost Accounting for Food Systems, pointed at the need to value nature in food systems to deliver on many global and national priorities
  • [March 2021] Interim TEEBAgriFood findings presented at International TEEBAgriFood Symposium show that nature positive food systems are not only good for the environment - they also ensure rural livelihoods. TEEBAgriFood will analyze different policy intervention pathways for cocoa agroforestry, looking at some of the trade-offs and synergies by integrating the goal of crop yields with the goals of nutrition, human health, livelihoods and planetary health.
  • [January 2020] Interim TEEBAgriFood findings contributed to the inclusion of agroforestry – for the first time - in Indonesia’s mid-term National Development Plan.

Scope of work

The Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) requested science-based policy advice for food system policies that reward responsible stewardship of natural, human, social and produced capital. Expected outcomes include:

  1. Enable the inclusion of science-based agroforestry goals in the mid-term National Development plan
  2. Transpose the cacoa and agroforestry goals of the National Development Plan into regulations that internalize natural capital dimensions in its design. This includes national cross-sectoral regulations and subnational land-use planning policies in South Sulawesi.

Publications and resources

Interim working papers:

Engaging agri-business

Read more about work being led by the Capitals Coalition, with IBCSD in the lead in Indonesia, to develop new guidance for agri-business, develop capacity-building and build a growing “True Value of Food’ business coalition in Indonesia.

TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for business in Bahasa

Registration link Indonesia True Value of Food business hub

Country-level business activity reporting:


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