The David & Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation that supports organizations working on conservation, health, early childhood learning, and community development.
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation that supports organisations working on conservation, health, early childhood learning, and community development in Indonesia for nearly two decades. Under the Agricultural, Livelihood and Conservation initiative, it supports smallholder farmers around Asia and Sub-saharan Africa to improve their livelihoods and to protect farms and forests from environmental degradation. Foundation goals have included increased protection of coastal and marine resources, improved fisheries management policies and practices, reduced emissions of greenhouse gases through improved stewardship of forest resources, and adoption of agricultural practices that support conservation while supporting improved livelihood outcomes.
Kopernik's partnership with The David & Lucile Packard Foundation involves two projects. The first project was the Emerging Environmental Leaders Program, which evaluated the gaps in support that Indonesian emerging environmental leaders currently face to design a leadership program that would address such gaps. The second project is the "Unmet Needs" project under the Agricultural, Livelihood and Conservation initiative, which aims to identify challenges of smallholder farmers in the agricultural value chain process in Papua, West Papua and West Kalimantan regions. The intended outcome of the "Unmet Needs" research is to identify interventions that can improve increase farmers' practice and competitiveness.