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One of President’s Agendas; Learn from Silicon Valley

The President added that Indonesia can learn from the concept of tech incubator and accelerator from the Silicon Valley model to accelerate digital economy in Indonesia, especially for startups.

The President added that medium and long term action plans that the Indonesian Government has made to realize the goal are, among others, by providing financing access for micro, small, and medium enterprises and new IT companies.

The facilities are in the form of Smallholder Business Credit (KUR) and the market liquidity policies for startup companies, in addition to special policies that give incentives and facilities in financing for new IT companies.

Photo Courtesy Kantor Staf Presiden RI.

Photo Courtesy Kantor Staf Presiden RI.

President Jokowi also hopes to see concrete steps and follow-up projects in Indonesia so the country’s vision to become the biggest digital economy in South East Asia can be immediately realized. [1]

 

Indonesian Startup; Kandangin Livestock Investment Platform

Kandang.in is sharia investment platform in livestock investment. Kandang.in connecting investor in urban area with potential and profesionnal farmer in rural area. Kandang.in provide application that make easier for investor to make investment, monitor their livestock investment and communicate with farmer. Kandang.in also help the farmer to sells their livestock directly to the end customer. - Image Cortesy Kandang.In

Kandang.in is sharia investment platform in livestock investment. Kandang.in connecting investor in urban area with potential and profesionnal farmer in rural area. Kandang.in provide application that make easier for investor to make investment, monitor their livestock investment and communicate with farmer. Kandang.in also help the farmer to sells their livestock directly to the end customer. – Image Cortesy Kandang.In

For Kandang.in, their incubation at the 1000 Startup Digital Incubation stage is expected to be their step to help animal farmers who have been difficult to develop their business.

Kandang.in is a sharia investment platform in the livestock sector that manages investor funds, conducts coaching and training for farmers, and provides assistance for initial capital of farmers,” explains Founder Kandang.in, Gilang Kurniadi who is one of the participants of  1000 Startup Digital Bandung.

Departing from the results of simple observation, Gilang who was then doing inter-provincial tour to see many empty animal cages in the villages he passed. The curiosity encourages the graduates from Institute Technologi Bandung to ask directly to the community.

After chatting with the people, I just found out that they have difficulties in getting the capital for their livestock business so many empty cages are borrowed to banks is not an option because the conditions are many and difficult, as well as borrowing moneylenders, the interest is very high,” said Gilang .

After seeing the problem Gilang does not immediately think to make Kandang.in, he just decided to try to directly invest money in one of the breeders in his hometown.

Having lived, it turns out very profitable and Gilang began to invite colleagues and their families to do the same. Gilang’s invitation received a positive response.

Departing from that, I enrolled myself in the 1000 Digital Startup, hoping this idea to create a platform that connects investors and farmers can be validated and realized,” said Gilang.

 

It has a noble goal to help farmers in under-capitalized villages and help to overcome Indonesia’s national deficit situation by 40%, not to prevent Kandang.in from finding obstacles in building its business.

One of the biggest obstacles that happened, because I and my colleagues do not have the background and expertise in farming. This makes us have difficulties in terms of operational and business strategy, so still often groping.

Photo Courtesy BBIB Singosari - Pertanian.go.id Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

Photo Courtesy BBIB Singosari – Pertanian.go.id Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

These obstacle did not make stop Gilang’s steps along with two co-founders, Ginanjar and Francis. They took the initiative to attend various trainings on the livestock business. In addition they are also open to receive experts in the field of animal husbandry to work with them, as long as it has the same vision and mission.

Hopefully Kandang.in can be officially opened and realized, so that it can solve the problems that exist in the community So we as the young generation can give a good impact to Indonesia For the startup industry in Indonesia hopefully also in the future can give more intelligent solution and brilliant in solving various problems that exist in this country, “said Gilang. [2]

 





How to invest in cattle commodities in Indonesia

Indonesia’s fast growing economy, large population and rising middle class is a promising land for almost any investment. It is no exception for investments in livestock industries. Investors will find in Indonesia the ideal balance between booming livestock products demand and an abundance of agricultural and natural resources.

South-East Asia’s largest country (and the world’s fourth most populous) has seen a major boom in demand for livestock products such as red meat, milk and eggs. This increasing appetite for livestock products is set to continue, representing huge business opportunities across the livestock supply chain, from cattle farming, animal health, feed and nutrition to genetics and breeding.

The livestock and poultry populations in Indonesia have risen substantially over the past 15 years in response to Indonesia’s growing food demand.

Photo Courtesy Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

Photo Courtesy Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

Photo Courtesy Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

Photo Courtesy Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia.

The rapid increase in demand for milk products (+8% per year according to the Milk Processing Industry Association –AIPS) creates an attractive market for foreign investors. Great opportunities lie upstream to fill the milk supply gap and even more importantly downstream, in scaling up production of condensed and evaporated milk ; equivalent milk and dry milk. Milk is processed on Java island (half in East Java, one third in Jakarta).

 

A New policy to support investment in the livestock sector

The Ministry of Agriculture through the Directorate General of Livestock and Veterinary Health Services has launched the Self-Sufficiency Program on Beef in 2014, in response to the increasing demand for meet.

The objectives of the livestock development policies have been to improve income, to promote exports and to reduce imports, to provide rural employment and to improve the nutrition status of the population.

Government of Indonesia released Minister of Trade Regulation No. 22/2013 and Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 50/2013 regarding Import and Export Provisions for Animals and Animal Products.

They are the principal regulation on the export and import of livestock and their products. The Regulation’s most important provisions concern import procedure.

  1. First, only licensed and registered importers are permitted to import.

  2. Second, the importation permit must be approved jointly by the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture. Import approval is valid for one year.

  3. Third, application for importer registration and import approval is done online, through the Trade Ministry’s INATRADE system. [3]

 

 

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References Sources:

[1] Taken from President Jokowi: Indonesia Aims to be the Biggest Digital Economy in ASEAN written by Secretary Ministry Consulate Republic of Indonesia (SEKAB RI)

[2] Taken from Startup Kandang.in dkk Lolos Seleksi di Bandung written by Achmad Rouzni Noor II for detikInet, develop and translate by Benang Merah Komunikasi’s Editorial Team.

[3] Taken from Livestock Development Policy in Indonesia written by Reni Kustiari for FFTC Agricultural Policy Platform

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