As the specialty coffee sector develops rapidly, tighter relations have developed between downstream industry players (roasters) and coffee farmers.
Australia’s post-harvest technologies and Indonesia’s multi-modal transport flexibility were identified as key areas for collaboration at the AIC’s recent supply chains discussion.
The goal is to create new businesses in the community, namely grouper nurseries that can improve employment, community income and the regional economy.
“My initial view that farmers live in hardship and poverty has changed,” said the 30-year-old. “With a touch of innovation and technology, it is a promising opportunity.”
The fund will be made available to fishers to procure tools, develop fish farming, buy insurance, and more.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of informal food networks in Jakarta, and the essential role that women play in them.
The research team presented innovative ready-to-serve beverage products, both concentrate syrup and powdered ‘instant drinks’, made from rosella flower petals.
It would be prudent to investigate how native grasses grow and produce seed, to better understand how current farming practices might be improved.
Local fishers have opposed the Sulawesi development, saying it will damage the ecosystem that they depend on for their livelihood.
Start-ups with a focus on technology related to F&B supply chains and alternative protein product development are in the strongest positions to attract investments in the post-COVID-19 era across the Asia Pacific region.
Australian feed grain growers now enjoy sole foreign access to Indonesia and an open and transparent quota filling system under IA-CEPA.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have investigated the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems to detect early-weeds in broadacre wheat crops.