Sandi Octa Susila- IPB University Alumni Become Millennial Farmer Ambassador in the Kick Andy Heroes 2020

Alumnus of IPB Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture—Sandi Octa Susila received an award as Millennial Farmer Ambassador in the Kick Andy Heroes 2020 on 14th birthday of Kick Andy Show—prominent nationally-scaled inspirational talkshow. The award was presented by the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta on March 22nd, 2020. The award is granted to noble agricultural contributors throughout the country with vision to actualize the strengthening of Indonesia’s independency by 2045. It is predicted also that demographics will be dominated by youths as millennial farmers. Sandi was named as the only agricultural field awardee, among six other award winners who engage in social fields.

This award was won for Sandi’s efforts in contribution to field of agriculture with broad social impact on community, where he and 385-assisted farmers team gross around IDR 500 million per month through vegetable agribusiness. Sandi manages 120 hectares of vegetable land affiliated with Nusantara Plantation Limited Company (PTPN) and private lands with 50 employees in charge. In addition, the code also manages the land that is entrusted to him in the PMDK (Community Empowerment Village Garden) program. He collaborates with farmers from Cianjur, Garut, Wonosobo, Bandung, among many others. In live streaming on Metrotvnews, Andy F. Noya as the 14-year-long-running Kick Andy host described that this year’s Kick Andy Heroes presenting different jury than the previous year. It ranged from youths with remarkable records in humanity activities such as Deputy Governor of East Java—Emil Dardak, celebrity and social activist—Dian Sastro Wardoyo and social entrepreneur—Al Fatih Timur. Towards total high quality 20 nominees, the evaluation criteria are the impact that arises to the wider community, how long it takes, the level of difficulty, area remoteness and humanist point of view that emerge from the activity.

Published Date : 26-Mar-2020

Resource Person : Andy

Keyword : Sandi Octa Susila, Kick Andy Heroes 2020, Alumni, IPB University