Dutch Partnership For The Poultry Sector in Indonesia
On 14 March 2019, the partnership named FoodTechIndonesia, has been formally launched at the VIV Asia exhibition in Bangkok in attendance of Louis Beijer, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta and representatives of all Consortium members.
Indonesia is the largest country and economy in South East Asia, with a fast-growing and increasingly urban population of over 266 MN. Per capita annual consumption of poultry meat is expected to increase from 10.9 kg (2017) to approximately 15 kg (2023) and egg consumption from 5.6 kg or 89 eggs (2017) to approximately 7.1 kg or 113 eggs (2023), driven by increasing purchasing power of its growing middle-class which is more and more consciousness about food quality & safety and are changing their preference towards protein-rich and value-added products.
The FoodTechIndonesia consortium comprises leading complementary (non-competitive) parties from various steps in the Dutch poultry value chain, which enables to provide Indonesian companies integrated solutions. The consortium will share best practices by establishing demonstration broiler and layer farms and provide training, showing that investments in Dutch products and solutions are commercially attractive and applicable to the Indonesian needs.
Louis Beijer, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta:
“The Netherlands is internationally renowned for responsible and sustainable production of poultry products, 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. The Netherlands Government supports Dutch companies with sharing best practices and knowledge and facilitates trade and investments in Indonesia. In this regard I am confident we have a strong consortium able to tap into the commercial possibilities that the Indonesian poultry sector offers”.