Based in Jakarta, our team is always developing intelligent solutions for the Indonesian agriculture. These consist mainly of innovative, organic products that significantly increase the yield and quality of the products grown. Throughout the country, big cooperations as well as smallholder growers are confirming the success of our programs.
- Herbagreen Z20
- Herbagreen Classic
- Herbagreen Protect F
- Herbagreen fluisan
- Herbagreen Protect V (Virucide)
- Booster (Adjuvant)
- Humic Acid (Soil conditioner)
- Metsulfuron-Methyl 20% WG (TRON 20 WG)
- Ethephon 480 SL (ETHERCASH)
|Chief Operating Officer||Yohanes Jaka Nugraha|
|Chiefagronomist Indonesia||Ir. Asmariady HT|
|Logistics||Nina Aulia Dhaulain|
|Warehouse||Lauw Ho Sin|
TRAINING OF THE TRAINER – LEMBANG, DECEMBER 2019
In the week from December 9th to December 13th, 2019, the first one-week training of our trainers began on the premises of the agricultural high school SMK Pertanian Pembangunan Negeri. Under the leadership of Mr. Nesensohn and Mr. Asmariady, the 10 trainers were given knowledge in the following areas:
- Indonesian agriculture
- International agriculture
- Soil chemistry - Basics
- Soil physics - Basics
- Soil biology - Basics
- Plant production - Morphology - Basics
- Plant nutrition - Physiology - Basics
- Plant protection - Basics
- Conventional farming - Basics
- Integrated farming - Basics
- Organic farming - Basics
- Trial planning - Basics
- Trial execution - Basics
- Trial evaluation - Basics
- Knowledge of demoplots - Basics
The lectures were accompanied by a lively question and answer session at the end of each presentation.
Further one-week trainings have been postponed due to the coraonavirus crisis. We will inform you here as soon as there is more information available.
In February, preparations started on 10 demo fields in the Bandung region. After the contracts were signed with the farmers, our colleagues started taking soil samples to assess which field and which fruit or crop is best suited. Then plans were drawn up which exactly determine which inputs are used when and where. In our next update (April 2020) on this topic, we will be able to report on plantings and use of input means.
PLANTING ON TEST FIELDS – LEMBANG, MARCH-APRIL 2020
After the preparations on the test fields were completed, the planting started. 10 crops on 10 demoplots:
Potatoes - Cauliflowers - Beef tomatoes - Baby beans - Tomatoes - Shallots - Chili - Cabbage - Spinach - Paprika (peppers)
One half of the test fields is cultivated conventionally and the other half according to the rules of integrated pest control. Extensive documentation accompanies the use of inputs, the growth of the plants and ultimately the yield of the harvests.
TRAINING OF THE TRAINER – LEMBANG, JULY 2020
Due to the corona pandemic, it has not been possible to enter Indonesia since the end of March. Our training of the trainer 2, planned for the end of March, was therefore canceled. Until the end of June there were contact restrictions, which are now at least partially lifted and allowed us to hold the second training session via video conference.
The training took place from July 13th to July 18th., again in the training room of the agricultural high school SMK Pertanian Pembangunan Negeri. Our international chief agronomist Martin Nesensohn conducted the training from our office in Hamburg in a tried and tested manner. This, as before, in collaboration with our Indonesian chief agronomist Mr. Asmariady, who was on site in Lembang, Bandung - assisted by our colleague Nina Aulia Dhaulain.
After the basic training from Training 1, there was a short repetition before the topics of Training 1 were deepened. Particular attention was paid to the differences in conventional, integrated and organic crop cultivation. This also in preparation for training 3, which will consist of many practical elements.
MEETING WITH OUR TRAINER FOR CROP MONITORING AND DATA COLLECTION – LEMBANG, AUGUST 2020
On August 12 and 13 a meeting took place in Lembang under the leadership of our local chief agronomist Mr. Asmariady. First of all, it was a matter of discussing the results of the first 3 demo fields, as some of our guidelines were not always followed. Here Mr. Asmariady showed what could have gone better. After that was clarified, collected data from the other 7 test fields were discussed. The processing of the results is now ongoing and we believe that all reports will be available in September. The trainers were then given some more practical guidelines regarding organic farming.
In the second part of the meeting, it was discussed how the training courses for the 1000 farmers can be prepared. This includes modules such as training in theory and practice as well as the monitoring and assessment of the test fields - especially with regard to the use of our organic inputs.
PUBLICATION OF TEST RESULTS FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF PLANTING
Plantings on 10 different fields in the Bandung / Lembang region took place from February 2020 onwards. Preparatory work such as the general cultivation of the fields with the placing of the humus (compost) had already started earlier. Due to the different growing seasons and local conditions, the last harvest was in September. Extensive documentation was created for each field in order to create a precise evaluation.
We are largely satisfied with the results achieved. There were a few coordination and management problems that we expected due to the first implementation. Such a project is new territory, especially for the trainers and farmers - although they are of course familiar with the crops. The accuracy that such a project requires in all areas is a challenge, but one that all partners gladly accepted. We expect that the learning effects achieved will make the second planting round even better and that the results, in terms of the advantages of organic farming with STEFES products, will be easily recognizable for the smallholder farmers.
The reports can be seen here:
COVID-19 MEASURES TO SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS
The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) had authorised sequa gGmbH to carry out additional project measures within the framework of our existing project to contribute to reducing the health and economic consequences of the Covid-19-Pandemic.
In cooperation with us, sequa gGmbH made it possible to unbureaucratically deliver 1200 bottles of hand disinfectant to Bandung/Lembang. The BMZ assumed 100% of the costs of this delivery. At the same time, we donated 1200 respirator masks of type KN95.
Support for the population in terms of hygiene standards and resources is particularly important in rural areas. On November 17th, our team handed over the disinfectants and masks in a ceremony and provided training in their use. The trained participants pass on this knowledge to the farmers, their families as well as teachers and students of the SMK High School.