CCICEA certification boosts Indonesian farmers to enter the high-end market

The large supermarkets in Bandung, capital of West Java, Indonesia, are sold with Taiwanese CCICEC-certified fruits and vegetables, with more than 30 items. This is the CCICED technical group to coach local agriculture. The result of the enterprise, the high-end market will be extended to Jakarta to help farmers increase their income.

Taiwan’s Taiwan International Development and Development Foundation (Taiwan ICDF) has promoted the “Banglong Region Strengthening Agricultural Enterprise” in 2015 with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture’s Bandung Besar Pelatihan Pertanian (BBPP Lembang). Cultivating the development plan, the five-year plan will end.

On the 19th, the head of the technical group, Mo Guozhong, pointed out that the Wanlong plan was based on education and training, and taught farmers to cultivate excellent varieties, improve planting techniques, and use modern collection facilities to control goods, transportation, and financial management. Train 60 extension workers, 90 peasant organization cadres, 30 peasant organizations, and 1,800 peasants to cultivate their ability to operate independently and work together.

Looking at the wall painted with Taiwanese black bears, lotus flowers and other fruits, Taipei 101 and other Taiwanese images of the CCICED Bandung Station, Mo Guozhong said, including environmentally-controlled smart greenhouses, with a pre-cool storage function, such as the collection yard, etc. after 2015 The hardware equipments that were built successively will be completely handed over to the Lunbang National Agricultural Training Center in November.

However, agricultural cooperation between Taiwan and Indonesia did not end with the end of the Bandung project.

Mo Guozhong said that the Indian side expects Taiwan to extend another year and coach farmers to structure the entire cold chain transportation and market access system. In addition, the CCICED and the Lunbang Agricultural Training Center jointly established the Lunbang Agricultural Enterprise Breeding Center (Lembang). Agribusiness Incubation Center, LAIC), hopes to replicate the experience of this demonstration project to other regions to establish a successful business model.

Looking back at the implementation of the Bandung project, Mo Guozhong said that the goals set at the beginning have been achieved. At present, excellent varieties such as green pepper, courgette, small tomato, cow tomato, pumpkin, loofah, Roman vegetable and Korean food have been developed and promoted in the market.

Indonesia’s economic growth and consumer market are developing rapidly, but agriculture is relatively backward. Mo Guozhong said that Indonesian agricultural production cannot keep up with consumers’ demands for quality and food safety. The technical group introduced the varieties and production techniques of Taiwan’s high-end products, and assisted farmers in learning to improve their cultivation techniques through trials in the greenhouse and field training. Inspire the imagination of farmers and develop production methods suitable for the local environment.

The cherry tomatoes being tested in the greenhouse are cultivated in a whole set of environmentally controlled greenhouses imported from Taiwan and are the popular products in the market. Mo Guozhong said: “In the past, small tomatoes were not so popular. After the taste was improved, they were very palatable. Everyone is looking for this type of production.”

The technical team technician Pan Poyuan pointed out that this equipment is very common in Taiwan, but it is rare in Indonesia. The greenhouse equipment has open roof, fan, water wall, shading net, hoisting and other materials, through the detection of temperature and humidity, etc. The sensor of environmental conditions can automatically adjust the suitable growth environment, and can also be controlled by mobile phone or computer.

Pan Poyuan said that although most Indonesian farmers have no way to invest in this level of greenhouses, this set of equipment allows farmers to learn how to control lighting, temperature and other concepts, but also demonstrate Taiwan’s most advanced equipment, “play Taiwan’s popularity.”

In addition to greenhouse demonstration teaching, field training is also a training focus. On the day of the interview, experts from the Technical Group and the Lunbang Agricultural Training Center were conducting a lecture at a mosque in Cikahuripan Village to teach farmers how to collect bread and manure as organic fertilizer and reproductive strains as organic control materials. .

Ate Caridad, who has been farming for more than 30 years, told the Central News Agency that he learned the way to fertilize and repel pests and diseases. “I have never learned it.”

Aite, who grows potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes, said that the loss of farming has caused him to bear bank debts, join the Bandung project, hope to improve production technology, increase production, and hope to improve the exploitation of agricultural products by brokers and increase income.

Ucu Mulyana, a farmer who grows broccoli, says he learns about planting, harvesting, and repelling pests and diseases from training. “I hope the project will continue.”

Yeyep Dintan, a spokesman for the Lunbang Agricultural Training Center, pointed out that the Bandung project has helped many farmers. For example, he used to sell agricultural products directly to the market or sell them to middlemen. Through the Bandung project, he assisted the establishment of the peasant organizations and the Luneng Agricultural Enterprise Breeding Center to obtain better price guarantees.

The products acquired and marketed by the Lunbang Agricultural Enterprise Incubation Center are certified by Taiwan ICDF and BBPP Lembang, and have been established in 4 large chains including Carrefour and Borma in Bandung, Karawang. Supermarkets are on sale, and will enter Cirebon in August, and Jakarta will also negotiate.

Mo Guozhong said that in the next one-year counseling period, the CCICED will assist the Luneng Agricultural Enterprise Breeding Center to develop appropriate brand logos through the “Production of Origin and Metropolitan Marketing” project to develop contractual and institutional types. High-end marketing of various channels such as Internet and e-commerce, opening up brand awareness, increasing product added value, building consumer confidence and enhancing farmers’ sense of honor for their products.

He said that the CCAC’s past agricultural business plan promoted by Bogor and the Karawang Comprehensive Agricultural Demonstration Zone, which is currently being promoted by Taiwan and Indonesia, will also be included in the marketing project to let the Indonesian people know about Taiwan and Indonesia’s agricultural cooperation, “the benefits for Indonesian consumers and farmers.”

Dewi, an Indonesian who buys fruits and vegetables at the Porma supermarket, said that Taiwan ICDF and BBPP-certified products are guaranteed by quality and relatively cheap. She knows that this is a product of Taiwan’s cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.

Mo Guozhong said that Indonesia is similar to other Southeast Asian countries. Due to the high population density, each farmer’s own land is no more than 0.5 hectares. The terrain is similar to that of Taiwan. It is not easy to use large-scale agricultural machinery. It is suitable for introducing the development experience of Taiwan’s small-scale peasant economy. .

He said that the technical team has assisted Indonesia in developing agriculture for about 42 years. The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture and farmers are very confident about Taiwan. They have been hoping that the technical team will introduce Taiwanese elements so that their technology and equipment can be integrated with Taiwan. This also helps Taiwan. Agricultural enterprise manufacturers create favorable conditions for investing in Indonesia.

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