Food Industry, Economic Growth Locomotive

Food and Beverage Association of Indonesia (GAPMMI) in cooperation with the Indonesian Food and Innovation Center (IFIC) and Nielsen Indonesia, Friday (15/2) at Menara Chamber of Commerce has conducted a seminar with the theme "Accelerating the Food Industry For Economic Growth Locomotive". The results of the discussion will be formulated into a road map that will be given to the government (the president and relevant ministries) to be input. 

On this occasion Dr. Arief Daryanto, Dean of the School of Vocational Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and Adjunct Professor at University of New England Australia was invited as one of the speakers at the seminar. Dr. Arief Daryanto delivered in improving the productivity and competitiveness of the food industry, industry players and policy makers need to understand the concept and implementation of food systems approach or a sustainable food system approach. 

Dr. Arief Daryanto explained the importance of thinking about the dynamics of production and consumption of food and beverages as part of a larger food system and the importance of an integrated approach to analyzing the structure, conduct and performance of the national food system. "Food industry is an activity that adds value or value addition activities are complex in nature, not just focusing on one aspect or issue, but also on how all the elements of a unified system  interact with each other," said Dr. Arief Daryanto. 

Further, Dr. Arief Daryanto said that the food presented on our plates is the product of a variety of actions, relationships and processes that shape the food system. Food systems not only need to maintain availability  but also accessibility (affordability), quality and food safety. 

"The food system in Indonesia is still fragmented, broken links between sub-systems and many have a negative impact on the environment. Food systems approach to help organize our thinking about how various actors or actors can come together food system to improve food security and nutrition. Our main challenge ahead is how to produce food with more, higher quality, more affordable and more sustainable by using fewer inputs (grow more,better, more sustainable, more affordable food with less inputs), "he said. 

Other speakers in the seminar were Prof. Drajad irianto, Professor at the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), which discusses the Industry 4.0, Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Professor of IPB which discusses food security and Agus Nurudin, Managing Director of Nielsen Indonesia who discussed the retail and distribution in the food industry. (AVR)

Published Date : 25-Feb-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arief Daryanto

Keyword : GAPMMI, IFIC, Nielsen Indonesia, Arief Daryanto