THE NETHERLANDS, Zeist. A consortium of poultry companies and knowledge institutes from the Netherlands has launched FoodTechIndonesia in an effort to strengthen the poultry sector in the Indonesian market.
The consortium includes Aeres, De Heus, DSM, Kanters, Marel Poultry, Mavitec, Moba, Pas Reform, Trouw Nutrition and Van Aarsen.
Officially launched at a ceremony held at the VIV Asia exhibition in Bangkok, FoodTechlndonesia comprises leading complementary and non-competitive parties from various steps in the poultry value chain, which enables it to provide Indonesian companies integrated solutions. The consortium will share best practices by establishing demonstration broiler and layer farms and provide training – to show that investments in Dutch products and solutions are commercially attractive and appropriate for the Indonesian market.
FoodTechlndonesia, which was developed and is coordinated by Larive International, together with its Indonesia-based affiliate Clarity Research, receives funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Partners for International Business and Impact Clusters programs.
Matthias Brienen, director of Larive International, said: "Historically, investments in the poultry sector have been strongly concentrated in west Java. Recently, however, we have noticed increasing interest in Indonesia's emerging regions, such as north and south Sumatra, Bali, central Java, central and south Sulawesi, and south and east Kalimantan.”
He added: "Companies investing in these regions form an interesting target group for the FoodTechlndonesia consortium. By introducing more knowledge-intensive production systems, Indonesia can improve its competitive position in the region. Our integrated value chain approach fits both integrated companies and independent parties."
Louis Beijer, agricultural counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, said: 'The Netherlands Government supports Dutch companies with sharing best practices and knowledge and facilitates trade and investments in Indonesia. The Netherlands is internationally renowned for the responsible and sustainable production of poultry products, and for innovation and creating added value. Policies and practices applied in the Netherlands regarding food quality, circularity, product safety and hygiene are considered as the highest international standards."
Harm Langen, CEO of Pas Reform, added:"Pas Reform is very proud to be a launch member of FoodTechlndonesia and we are excited by the far-reaching and sustainable benefits that the consortium will be able to bring to this important developing market in the future."