FoodTechIndonesia (FTI) is a public-private initiative combining the strengths of Dutch companies (mainly SMEs) active in the poultry value chain to improve and strengthen the poultry sector in Indonesia, in close cooperation with their Indonesian counterparts.
- Focus: Poultry
- Start: 2013
- Public-private partnership, involving 11 project partners
Food security: growing demand for protein-rich products
Indonesia is an emerging market with a relatively young, fast growing and increasingly urban population of almost 250 million, making it the most populous country in South East Asia. As the country’s average economic growth has exceeded 6% per annum during the past five years, middle class expanded rapidly. This has led to growing demand for sustainable and locally produced, safe, nutritious and protein-rich food products.
As poultry is an efficient form of livestock in terms of water usage, feed conversion and greenhouse gas emissions, the Indonesian government aims to double the production of chicken meat and eggs within the next three years (2013-2016).
Current consumption of poultry meat (<6kg/head/year) and eggs (<70pcs/head/year) are relatively low compared to other countries in South East Asia. To fulfil the growing local demand, productivity will have to increase significantly by introducing improved (knowledge-intensive) production systems.
The objectives of this project are to improve and strengthen the development of the Indonesian poultry sector and diminish the outlined challenges through cooperation between leading Dutch companies active in the various steps in the poultry value chain and their Indonesian counterparts. Furthermore, the project aims to encourage Dutch companies to establish/expand their presence and investments in Indonesia.
Dutch companies are internationally renowned for sustainable production of poultry products. Policies & processes applied in the Netherlands regarding food quality, product safety and hygiene are considered as the highest international standards.
The strength of FTI is that it brings together a consortium of companies with complementary knowledge and skills. This allows for efficient linkages within the entire poultry value chain, stimulating knowledge transfer, accessing human resources and enabling technical capacity building.
The consortium initiated and coordinated by Larive contains the following sector experts active in the poultry value chain:
GEA Food Solutions, Hendrix Genetics, Linco Food Systems, Nijhuis Water Technology, Nutreco, NL EVD International, Pas Reform, TopKip, Van Aarsen, van Eck Industrial Hygiene, Zwanenberg Food Group, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.