(Central News Agency reporter Li Zongxian, Jakarta, 6th) The Taiwan Agricultural Youth Ambassador Team recently went to West Java Province, Indonesia, to visit three Indonesian youth farmers who had gone to Taiwan for a one-year internship to learn how they implemented the relevant knowledge they learned in Taiwan after returning home. Liu Zhiting, a member of the group, said that seeing Taiwanese seeds taking root in Indonesia and bringing profits made her proud of Taiwan’s agriculture.
The 12 agricultural youth ambassadors selected by Taiwan ended their seven-day visit to Indonesia yesterday. The group recently went to Lembang, Bandung, West Java Province to visit three Indonesian youth farmers who were the first batch of agricultural interns in Taiwan for one year. , to understand the development situation of returning to their hometowns to work in agriculture. The three Indonesian youth farmers include Choolrul Ibnur Fajar, Kiki Supriatna and Aryo Dama.
Fajar’s farm mainly grows net-house bell peppers and cucumbers. It currently employs four employees to assist in farm management, and is a working partner with Qiqi. Fajar said that he learned the concept of joint distribution and marketing in Taiwan, so he teamed up with nearby small farmers who shared the same concept to collect goods together to create room for negotiation with purchasers.
In addition, in order to grow high-quality agricultural products, after completing his agricultural internship in Taiwan and returning to his hometown, Fajar successively built five greenhouses to strengthen the management of pests and diseases.
The Agricultural Youth Ambassador delegation asked about the cost of building a Wimbledon chamber and wondered whether the Indonesian government had relevant subsidies. Fajal shyly replied, “The cost of building a Wimbledon chamber is about NT$300,000, but the Indonesian government There is no subsidy, but I want to thank you for the opportunity to intern in Taiwan for one year, which allowed me to earn the entrepreneurial fund for returning home.”
Gu Chenghuan, a member of the Agricultural Youth Ambassadors, shared his experience in farm cultivation and management in Taiwan with Fajar. Gu Chenghuan said that Taiwan’s farms have gradually become mechanized. He is curious why Indonesia has not introduced small agricultural machinery to improve work efficiency? Fajar pointed out that because Indonesian labor costs are cheap and farmers have a social responsibility to provide job opportunities for residents around the farms, most farm management is still based on manual labor.
Liu Zhiting, a member of the Agricultural Youth Ambassadors and a student of the Department of Agronomy at National Chung Hsing University, pointed out that she was most interested in the asparagus grown in one area of Fajar Farm. It was learned that the asparagus planting technology came from the CCICED technical mission in Indonesia, and these asparagus seeds, and Originated from the Indonesian branch of Nongyou Seedlings in Taiwan, the connection between Taiwan and Indonesia exists in the daily livelihood of young farmers in Indonesia.
As the youngest member of the group, Liu Zhiting said that seeing Taiwanese seeds taking root and sprouting in Indonesia and becoming actual benefits for farmers makes her proud of Taiwan’s agriculture and strengthens her determination to invest in international agricultural cooperation and development in the future. She hopes that in the future, Represent Taiwan to shine internationally.
Ario, an Indonesian youth farmer, said that his farm is not actually in West Java Province, but because he learned about the visit of the Taiwanese Agricultural Youth Ambassadors, he went to West Java Province from Palembang City, South Sumatra Province to communicate with them.
Ario mainly engages in the cultivation of a variety of mushrooms in Palembang. In addition to providing fresh food, it also develops and processes its own products. Alio shared the dried mushroom chips they produce with the Taiwan Agriculture Youth Ambassador. After tasting them, members of the visiting delegation said they had a similar taste to similar products in Taiwan, and that there might be opportunities to open up new markets. (Editor: Chen Huiping) 1121106