We support the knowledge building of the farmer cooperatives and farmers with whom we work with, by sharing good agricultural practices (GAP), which provides farmers with a cyclical framework on farming practices, from seed preparation and land preparation to planting and post-harvest. Farmers are introduced to various methods of preparation and planting, and through various programs, we also provide them an understanding of climate science and climate impacts. This enables us to translate their understanding of climate impacts into more sustainable farming practices, by anticipating crop failures and changes in weather conditions, therefore improving their product yields, quality and productivity. By being an offtaker in the closed loop inclusive business model with farmers, this diversification of supply chain and sustainable farming practices would reduce global supply chain disruptions and enhance resilience of the wider agricultural industry.


  • Please see our Sustainability Report for more details on how the above partnerships are broadening the equity base of our supply chain with our long term value

Partnership with Potato, Chili, Cassava Farmers, and Coconut Tappers

We secure all of our supplies of fresh chilies, cassava, and coconut sugar from domestic local partner farmers, and most of our potatoes obtained from local partner farmers. Our field officers serve as intermediaries, conducting terrain risk mapping and climate change risk assessment, to identify issues which could potentially impact the farmer plantations. They also provide regular mentorship and training on GAP, educating farmers on good crop management practices such as efficient watering techniques, pest control and other farm issues.

To broaden the capital base of our partner farmers, we provided seed loans to our potato farmers and we facilitated our partner farmers with loan applications from financial institutions. We work directly with local chili farmers to remove commercial intermediaries and reduce costs from the supply chain, ensuring farmers receive a guaranteed agreed price for their produce.

Partnership with Dairy Farmers

To both support the Indonesian Government’s efforts of reducing reliance on milk imports and empowering smallholder breeders, our Dairy Division cooperates with dairy farmers across on priority programs as follow:

  • Good Farming Practices and Handling of Fresh Milk
    Working with cooperative dairy farmers, we provide training on milk handling and milk analysis to enhance the safety and hygiene standards of fresh milk. We also offer them equipment support by providing cooling refrigerant units and aluminum buckets. By additionally hosting cow shed hygiene and safety competitions, we socialize good farming and enhance hygiene and safety standards among the cooperatives and farmers.
  • Cow Revolving Scheme
    Our Dairy Division has been running a Cow Revolving scheme with dairy farm cooperatives in East Java since 2013, increasing cow ownership and income. The program supplies hundreds of dairy cows to the cooperative members, with each breeder then providing three calves to other dairy farmers after a period of five years.
  • Sustainable Cow Feed
    Our Dairy Division supported dairy partner farmers by initiating the plantings of Pakchong grass, a high-yield nutritious variety.
  • Veterinary Control Number Certification for Food Safety Guarantee of Animal Origin
    Our cooperative partners obtaining Veterinary Control Number (NKV) certification, aligned with Government regulation. This certifies that hygiene requirements for animal food safety have been fulfilled, and that they are being handled and processed in a clean and hygienic manner.

Partnerships with Tempeh Producers

With tempeh as a main input to our popular Qtela products, we partner tempeh producers to share knowledge of hygiene standards and good manufacturing practices (GMP) of food production. Through such sharing sessions, tempeh producers are equipped with the relevant skills to improve production quality and efficiency, in line with the latest food safety standards. Through these partnerships, we can engage in circular economic practices, by using waste by-products from tempeh production as protein-rich inputs for cattle feed in our dairy farm cooperatives.

Partnership for Indonesia Sustainable Agriculture

PISAgro is a joint initiative between the Indonesian Government and agribusinesses to support national food security and improve the welfare of local farmers through sustainable agricultural practices. PISAgro contributes to agricultural developments in Indonesia and invites more companies to join and improve existing collaborations with Government agencies. As a founding member, ICBP chairs the Potato Commodity Working Group. ICBP actively works with partner farmers in various initiatives to disseminate GAP, as well as to produce high quality industrial potato seeds for the farmers.