Poultry meat and dairy products are increasingly important animal protein products for the consumers in Indonesia. Both public and private sector partners are to realize sustainable growth of the livestock sector and to ensure that Indonesian consumers continue to have access to safe and affordable products. To contribute to this mission, the Dutch – Indonesian program on Food Security (Livestock) (DIFS-Live) was set up. Advance Consulting provided project-long assistance consisting of the development, coordination and implementation of the program.


DIFS-Live is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and Dutch and Indonesian private sector partners. The Dutch Embassy contracted Wageningen Bioveterinary Research as the main coordination and implementation partner of DIFS-Live. WBVR worked together with a range of different organizations in the public, private and knowledge sectors in Indonesia and the Netherlands.  

DIFS-Live was implemented from 2014 to 2017 and focused on the development of the poultry and dairy sub-sectors in West Java. The goal of DIFS-Live was to develop viable models for domestic production and supply of affordable, nutritious and safe animal-based products.


DIFS-Live was structured around the following four components:

  • Consumer awareness & supply chain initiatives;
  • Improving poultry processing standards;
  • Poultry farming systems;
  • Dairy feed improvements.


The Directorate General (DG) for Livestock and Animal Health Services at the Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Jakarta jointly supervised the DIFS-Live programme. The two parties signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in July 2014 that defined the objectives, main activities and the different roles and responsibilities.


Visit the DIFS-Live website for more information and the latest news, or contact Irma Verhoosel for information on this or similar projects of Advance Consulting.


Project location

Indonesia, West Java


Poultry and Dairy




Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) of the Animal Sciences Group (ASG) of Wageningen University & Research