Dutch companies join forces to support Indonesia’s poultry-sector growth
A consortium of leading poultry companies and knowledge institutes from the Netherlands has launched FoodTechIndonesia to contribute to strengthening the poultry sector in Indonesia. The consortium includes Aeres, De Heus, DSM, Kanters, Marel, Poultry, Mavitec, Moba, Pas Reform, Trouw Nutrition and Van Aarsen.
FoodTechIndonesia was officially launched at a ceremony held at the VIV Asia exhibition in Bangkok on 14 March, attended by Louis Beijer, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, and representatives from each consortium member.
Indonesia is the largest country and economy in South East Asia, with a fast-growing and increasingly urban-based population of over 266 million. The country’s poultry sector is growing rapidly, with an estimated 7% annual growth over the next decade. In order to meet future demand, it requires vast capacity expansion in all segments of the poultry value chain.
FoodTechIndonesia comprises leading complementary and non-competitive parties from various steps in the poultry value chain, which enables it to provide Indonesian companies integrated solutions. The consortium will share best practices by establishing demonstration broiler and layer farms and provide training – to show that investments in Dutch products and solutions are commercially attractive and appropriate for the Indonesian market.
Indonesia’s annual consumption of poultry meat is expected to increase from 10.9 kg per capita in 2017 to approximately 15 kg by 2023, with egg consumption rising from 5.6 kg (89 eggs) to approximately 7.1 kg (113 eggs). This is driven by the increasing purchasing power of Indonesia’s growing middle-class, which is more and more consciousness about food quality and safety and who are changing their preference towards protein-rich and value-added...
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