This paper tries to answer three four main questions: how to improve the small farmersâ€™ income by having better prices for their candlenuts remains unanswered question. How can the farmers gain market access and link the farmers to the external traders? How to improve the post harvest processing and handling skills of the farmers, learning from the case of the farmers in West Timor, Indonesia?. Research article by Noviansyah Manap, Max Sidharta, Arni Parera
The paper tries to answer these questions through candlenut chain assessment in West Timor, Indonesia. The assessment focused on the post harvesting technology of the farmers in West Timor, downstream market in Kupang and Surabaya, especially on the willingness to buy products from Timor Leste, including conditions set by the buyers.