ID FOOD looks to smart agriculture to predict food crisis

It is shown by our revenue reaching IDR 8 trillion (US $ 534.8 million) …

Jakarta (ANTARA)-State-owned food holding ID FOOD has adopted smart agricultural practices to increase domestic food production in anticipation of the global food crisis.

IDFOOD President Frans Marganda Tambunan said his company has implemented an e-farmer application, a digital system for registering farmer partners and plantation locations and monitoring farmer plantations.

“Sustainably improving the upstream agriculture sector with farmers is an ID FOOD attempt to help the government achieve food sovereignty,” he said in a statement received here on Saturday.

Therefore, Indonesia has endeavored to expand food production so as not to depend on imported agricultural products.

The company has also introduced a number of innovations in the downstream sector, including creating staple food retail products to meet the needs of the community, the CEO added.

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The company has also stepped up its online retail collaboration with the Warung Phangan app and other markets for the retail distribution of the US product brand Lania and the white crystal sugar product Rajagra.

“We see great opportunities in the food retail sector in 2022, as evidenced by our earnings. Rp8 trillion (US $ 534.8 million)-up 15% year-on-year, “Tambunan said.

ID FOOD is working with the government to address the threat of a global food crisis by strengthening farmers’ partnerships, expanding farmland for food production and transforming the upstream sector of agriculture. I’m out.

In 2021, the number of sugarcane partners reached 23,735 from the target of 22,367 farmers, achieving the target of 106%. Meanwhile, total afforestation area reached 41,509 hectares, an increase of 11% from 2020.

As a first step, Tambunan reported that the state-owned agricultural industry company PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is operating as a holding company for the food state-owned enterprise (SOE) this year.

ID FOOD consists of five food companies, PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia, PT Sang Hyang Seri, PT Perikanan Indonesia, PT Berdikari and PT Garam, in addition to the holding company.

IDFOOD was launched on January 12, 2022.

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