- Region: Indonesia
- Focus: Aquaculture
- Start: 2019
- Involving 5 project partners
Since 2019, a partnership of Dutch companies active in the aquaculture sector named FishTechIndonesia, headed by Larive International, has been investing in Indonesia by establishing sustainable and innovative production systems and best practices. The FishTechIndonesia partnership cooperates with and receives co-funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta.
Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a relatively young, fast-growing and increasingly urban population of over 260 million people. The country has tremendous potential to be a leading global seafood player and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has the ambition to increase sustainable aquaculture production and reduce prices to make fish affordable for a larger part of the Indonesian population.
The Netherlands is internationally renowned for its leading and innovative position in agro-food values chains, developing productive and sustainable production processes and creating added value. Policies & procedures applied in the Netherlands regarding efficiency, food quality, product safety and hygiene are considered as the highest international standards. The Dutch aquaculture sector (private sector, knowledge institutes and government bodies) has the ambition to contribute to a more competitive and responsible aquaculture sector in Indonesia. At the same time, Indonesia’s aquaculture sector offers vast business opportunities for Dutch companies.
Since 2019, a partnership of Dutch companies active in the aquaculture sector named FishTechIndonesia, headed by Larive International, has been investing in Indonesia by establishing sustainable and innovative production systems and best practices locally. The FishTechIndonesia partnership cooperates with and receives co-funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta.
In Majalenka (West Java) a recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) farm for catfish cultivation with annual production capacity of 50 MT has been established at the premises of CV SUMMARINDO. In addition, a RAS farm for the cultivation of pangasius with annual production capacity of 30 MT has been established at the premises of PT Mitra Cahaya Mina in Tulungagung (East Java).
The farms will act as demonstration facilities where fish farmers from both regions will be offered vocational training in the fields, including stocking, feeding, biosecurity and farm management. This will enable them to improve their yields and apply more sustainable farming methods (such as less water usage and reduction of antibiotics usage). In addition, the partners aim to improve access to markets by establishing partnerships with local retailers and wholesalers.
The following innovative Dutch companies are part of FishTechIndonesia each offering complimentary solutions and covering essential steps of the aquaculture value chain:
- Royal De Heus BV – Animal nutrition
- VIQON BV – Aquaculture engineering and construction
- Larive International BV – Business development advisor and Consortium coordinator, in close cooperation with its affiliated local partner PT Clarity Research (exclusive member of the Larive Group in Indonesia)
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta
For more information, please contact Menno Morenc.