Geodata for Indonesia

Posted on 24 July 2015


G4INDO stands for Geodata for Indonesia. G4INDO assists the Government of Indonesia with the implementation of its crop loss insurance policy. The objective is to setup a sustainable service. During the lifetime of the project (2014-2017) the service will be developed for 200,000 food producers (rice farmers) in East Java. As the technologies and methodologies that will be introduced by the project will be developed within Indonesian institutions, the Government of Indonesia will be able to apply them in other areas after the project is completed.

Particularly important is the development of remote sensing data for crop monitoring and crop loss assessment. Without the application of such data it will be near impossible to serve the millions of farmers in Indonesia. G4INDO has two other components. Under the heading rural development the project designs insurance contracts that are beneficial for farmers (while at the same time acceptable for insurance companies), develops a communication strategy, and carries out socio-economic monitoring to measure the impact of the services provided. Within the insurance methodology component, issues as contract distribution, claim processing and re-insuring are given attention.

Partners in this project are Alterra, Wageningen UR (leading partner), Deltares, KNMI, SarVision, TerraSphere, NDI Insurances, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

More information:
Wageningen University
Aart Schrevel


Assist the Government of Indonesia with the implementation of its crop insurance program.

Current status
The project is under implementation; it runs from September 2014 till September 2017.


At the end of the project period 200,000 food producers, all small holder rice farmers, will enjoy a 10% increase in production or income from crops, or a 10% reduction in crop cultivation costs.

Spin off
GT4INDO develops new technology and procedures within competent Indonesian institutions. These institutions will use the technology to cover more food producers. The Government of Indonesia has adopted a law which states that every food producer in the country will have a crop loss insurance. 

Technologies used

Technologies that are used:

  • Radar and optical radar images
  • Hydrological models
  • Crop yield models
  • Design of insurance contracts and procedures
  • Socio-economic base line and monitoring surveys

Project location

Project partners

  • Alterra/Wageningen UR
  • Deltares
  • KNMI
  • Wageningen University and Research Center