Village Economic Development

Fisheries Program
The fishing program initiated by PTFI in 2002, has involved the LPMAK mainly in funds support and assistance through continuation of cooperation agreement between PTFI, LPMAK and AMARTA-USAID, and the Maria Bintang Laut Cooperative (KMBL) from the Timika Diocese as the program manager.

Animal Husbandry Program
In 2011, the animal husbandry program focused on continuing the transfer of knowledge and technology and on reinforcing the cooperation and synergy among programs already running. The synergy emerged from the increased cooperation between the Jayasakti Mandiri Foundation (Yayasan Jayasakti Mandiri/YJM) as the manager of the animal husbandry program in two villages in the lowland area (Wangirja-SP IX and Utikini Baru-SP XII) and the manager of the Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) program run by LPMAK.
In addition to programs in the lowlands, LPMAK and YJM also support the development of animal husbandry program in the highlands (Tsinga, Banti, and Aroanop).

Agriculture and Food Security Program
Facilitation in the agriculture program is intended to transfer knowledge to the local communities in the crop plants cultivation, particularly those having a commercial value by maximizing the use of the land around their homes. The activities covered by the agricultural program were:

Sago Plantation Program. A program to develop sago hamlets (plantation) in Nayaro village is an initial effort to achieve food security based on the local wisdom and character. In addition to achieving food security, the development of sago farms was expected to provide economic benefits for the local communities in the future.

Lowland Agriculture Program. In the Kamoro villages, LPMAK developed a program for the communities to use their own yards to plant various horticultures such as vegetables, fruits, and yams. There were around 179 families in the five villages of Kamoro and 24 families in SP IX and SP XII who were actively involved in agricultural activities and thus able to generate extra income or become alternative food source.

Highland Coffee Agro-forestry and Horticulture Program. Program of the economic development for Amungme communities in the highlands kept focusing on promoting the indigenous coffee farmers and assisting them in the cultivation of horticultural and food crops.
PTFI through the Highland Agriculture Development (HAD) program – previously called as the Amungme Agroforestry (AAF) program –has opened a coffee plantation in the highland area since 1998. Up to the end of 2011, the number of farmers actively involved in coffee farming consisted of 77 farmers from the districts of Tsinga, Hoea, and Aroanop (22 assisted farmers and 55 independent farmers).