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University of Hyogo Japan and NSCF

University of Hyogo Japan and NSCF

“I got positive impression of North Sumatran Coffee”, said Kazuhiro Harada to Sabam Malau. Kazuhiro Harada PhD is Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Local Governance at School of Human Science and Environment of University of Hyogo, a very big and famous university in Japan. 
Picture 1: Dr. Sabam Malau (left) explaining the data provided 
by NSCF to Kazuhiro Harada PhD (right)

He is also member of Japanese NGO “People and Green Village”. Dr Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum as well as lecturer at Agriculture Faculty of University of HKBP Nommensen, Medan, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

They discussed in a very friendly atmosphere on Thursday 29 September 2011 at Myhotel’s restaurant at Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia. Gani Silaban, Chairman of Lintong Organic Coffee Farmers Association (Asosiasi Petani Kopi Lintong Organik), also attended the discussion.

Kazuhiro Harada explained about his visit. He visited North Sumatra specially Lintong area of Humbang Hasundutan Regency in order to research whether Lintong has potential of doing coffee fair trade. This research result will be then a basic for the next step of his activity.  The entire goal is to make Lintong as coffee fair trade area. For that purpose, he establish collaboration with Gani Silaban from Organic Coffee Farmers Association (Asosiasi Petani Kopi Lintong Organik). Kazuhiro Harada will continue his research next year by conducting in-depth research in Lintong in which coffee growers will be the respondents.
Picture 2: Dr. Sabam Malau (left), Kazuhiro Harada PhD (center) and Gani Silaban (right).

Dr. Sabam Malau informed Kazuhiro Harada about NSCF (click NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum) and coffee nature of North Sumatra including data of coffee production and export. Japan is the second largest importer of north sumatran coffee bean and value (Click Significanceof 58 Countries and Cities Which Imported Coffee Bean of North SumateraProvince of  Indonesia). And click 58Countries and Cities imports coffee bean from North Sumatera Province of  Indonesia  to see the quantity and value of coffee bean that were imported by Japan from North Sumatra.

Kazuhiro Harada and Sabam Malau agreed to explore collaborative cooperation in the future. They will keep in touch.

Kind regards,

Dr. Sabam Malau
NSCF Chairman