Register now: Agtech and Investment in Indonesia [21 October]
Agriculture is a key driver of the Indonesian economy, accounting for 50 percent of total employment and contributing 13 percent of Indonesia’s US$1.11 trillion gross domestic product (GDP).
The transformative potential of agricultural technology in Indonesia is clear, with a recent four-year study by CSIRO demonstrating an average increase in profitability of 117% through the application of agtech innovations across a range of production systems.
For smart investors and ag-tech companies, this represents an exceptional opportunity. And for Australian investors in particular, the new Indonesia-Australia Common Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) makes this prospect more attractive still by addressing impediments to increasing Australian investment in Indonesia. Agricultural supply chain investment represents a particular area of opportunity, as Indonesia has guaranteed under IA-CEPA that majority Australian-owned business can operate railways and road transport infrastructure in the country.
The webinar will explore how ag-tech innovation is transforming Indonesia’s agriculture sector, and its role as an enabler of investment for post-COVID economic recovery and growth.
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Our panel of expert guests
|Dr Scott Waldron, Senior Fellow @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre
In addition to his work with the AIC’s PAIR program, Dr Waldron is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. << Full bio
|Dr Melony Sellars, Co-founder and CEO @ Genics
Dr Sellars is a global shrimp expert with 20 years of experience in Aquaculture. << Full bio
|Stephen McFallan, Co-developer – TraNSIT @ CSIRO
Mr Stephen McFallan has a background in applied mathematics and statistics with high-level skills in simulation and software development. << Full bio
|Imron Zuhri, CTO @ HARA
HARA, as a block chain-based data exchange for the food and agriculture sector, is an example of how technology is transforming agricultural practice in Indonesia.
|Moderator: Helen Brown, Head of Communications & Outreach @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre
Helen Brown is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent. She previously served as Digital Economy Fellow at the AIC. << Full bio