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The current and future demand on arabica (specialty) coffee in the European Countries increases significantly. The European Countries will increase significantly import of arabica coffee from Indonesia such as from North Sumatra and Aceh Province.  Hence, it is very important to improve (specialty) coffee value chain in order to increase coffee exports towards European United (EU) markets. The existing bottlenecks at level of farmers, agents/collectors, processors exporters and importers must be solved. Business Supporting Organization (BSO) such as North Sumatra Coffee Forum (NSCF) can play important roles to overcome the bottlenecks. In year 2012, many European Countries' coffee importers will visit North Sumatra and Aceh Province of Indonesia, and the visit will be arranged and hosted by NSCF together with MPKG (Masyarakat Perlindungan Kopi Gayo) (Please click COFFEE ORIGIN TRIP TO INDONESIA 2012, or read below). Besides coffee, netmugs and cacao value chain have also bottlenecks.
Photo 1: Sponsors and Attendees of the Workshop

The mentioned above were some of the summaries of the international workshop on "Sustainable Food Ingredients Value Chain Analysis (Specialty Coffee, Nutmegs, and Processed Fruits) of Indonesia". The objective of the conference: (1) Share, discuss and validate the major results and findings of the value chainsurveys conducted with the participants; (2) Participants identify major bottlenecks within the relevant sub-sector; (3) Consensus among the stakeholders what can be done to solve the bottlenecks and optimise export of (sustainable) products within the relevant sub-sector (action plan); (4) Link the proposition of the CBI in term of support services with the identified opportunities and constraints ina demand driven, context specific and responsive way; (5) Provide specific and quantitative inputs to feed the formulation of a business case regarding CBI support to the food ingredients sector in South East Asia.
Photo 2: Hajo Provo Kluit (right)

The workshop was conducted by Indonesian-Netherlands Association (INA), the Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI, an Agency of Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KTI). The workshop was held in Emerald Room of Crawne Hotel on 8 December 2011 in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
Photo 3: Christa Bouwhuis

The attendees were various stakeholders who are active in the food ingredients value chain including European Donor Organizations, Rabo Bank, IFC-World Bank, the Royal Dutch Embassy, Indonesian goverment staffs, organization/exporters, companies, and BSO. 

Some of 65 sponsors and  attendees were as following: 
  1. A Syafrudin (Director, PT Sabani Internasional)
  2. Ariefin Makaminan (Sustainable Development & CSR Manager, INA)
  3. Ario Sudiro (Hortichain Center, INA)
  4. Christa Bouwhuis (Programme Manager Regional Team Asia, CBI)
  5. Edi Susmadi (President Director, PT Soegee Gayo Coffee)
  6. Eva Y Palamba (General Supporting Services Manager and Marketing Assistant, SunRei Food Products)
  7. Genevieve Audet-Belanger (Junior Advisor Sustainable Econmic Development, KTI)
  8. H Mustafa Ali (Chairman, MPKG)
  9. Hajo Provo Kluit (First Secretary/Deputy Head of Economic Development, Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  10. Henny S Pasaribu (Financial Controller, INA)
  11. Ina Muwarni (Executive Director, SCAI)
  12. Iska Sinurat (Government Staff)
  13. Luke W Snider (Quality Control/Marketing Advisor, SunRei Food Products)
  14. M Hariyadi Setiawan (Program Manager, INA)
  15. Meri Orth (Aidenvironment Asia)
  16. Rogier Eijkens (Regional Representative, VECO)
  17. Sabam Malau (Chairman, North Sumatra Coffee Forum)
  18. Titah Subaju (Deputy President, WAMTI)
  19. Yuniken Mayangsari (Director, Telapak)
Photo 4: Iska Sinurat, Ina Muwarni, Sabam Malau, Ario Sudiro, and Meri Orth (from right to left) 
Photo 5. Sabam Malau, Christa Bouwhuis, H Mustafa Ali (from right to left) 
Photo 6. A Syafrudin, Edi Susmadi, etc (from left to right)
Photo 7. Ariefin Makaminan (standing, right)
Photo 8. Ina Muwarni, Ario Sudiro, Meri Orth, Mr (blue shirt),  Sabam Malau, H Mustafa Ali (from right to left)
Photo 9. Iska Sinurat, Ina Muwarni, Mr (standing)Sabam Malau, Ario Sudiro and Meri Orth (from right to left)
Photo 10. Yuniken Mayangsari
Photo 11. Ario Sudiro (right)


The attendees thanked INA, CBI and KTI for their expertise and professionality in arranging such fruitful international workshop.
Kind regards,

Dr. Sabam Malau
- Licenced Q Grader
- NSCF Chairman
Thanks.  Kind regards.

Dr. Ir. Sabam Malau

Note:
INVITATION:
COFFEE ORIGIN TRIP TO INDONESIA 2012

Mr. Roberio Oliveira Silva (Executive Director of International Coffee Organization, ICO) has responded positively to this invitation, and he shall consider his previous arrangements and come back to me in due course. We are very happy about that. We do hope he can attend the trip.

Goal : to promote coffee and to increase sustainability of coffee
Location: North Sumatra and Aceh Province, Indonesia
Time: 7 - 13 May 2012
Main Agenda:
1. Gala-meeting (galadinner) (at Medan)
2. Cupping Session (at Samosir Island, Lake Toba, North Sumatra)
3. Field Trips (at Aceh and North Sumatra)
4. Cultural Event (at Samosir Island, Lake Toba, North Sumatra)
5. Etc
Participants:
1. European Countries' Coffee Importers, Industries and Traders
2. Indonesia's Coffee Exporters, Traders, Processors and Industries
3. European Countries Government including its Agencies
4. Indonesian, Provincial, and Regencial Governments
5. Relevant profession and expertises such as roasters, Q-Graders, R-Graders, cuppers, traders and farmers
6. Relevant Business Supporting Organizations(BSO)
7. Relevant Persons, Organizations and Associations
Route:
Banda Aceh (start, 7 May 2012) => Takengon (Gayo, 8) => Medan (9, 10) => Regencies of North Sumatra (10, 11) => Samosir Island (Lake Toba, 11,12,13) => Back to Medan (13)
Cost:
1. Every Participant pays contributions (cost) US$ 1,500 or IDR 14,250,000 (for accomodation, bus, cupping, cultural event, galadinner) per person
2. We do need and hope sponsorships that can give supporting finance and facilitations.
Impact (Fundrise):
The surplus of the budget will then be used to promote coffee to international and national as well as to increase the sustainability of quantity and quality of coffee bean production through creative coffee value chain
Registration Period: 
1 January - 1 March 2012 
(Note: the registration can be closed before 1 March 2012 if the number of participants already sufficient. The trip will only occure if the number of participants sufficient. For limited number of participants only).


Organizer of the Trip:

NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum organizes the Trip. NSCF’s office  locates in Medan, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. NSCF is a civil society organization, non government organization (NGO). Ecoscofas (Ecofriendly and Sustainable Coffee Farming and Trading System) is the value of NSCF.  NSCF’s mission is to promote coffee and to increase sustainability of quality and quantity of coffee production through creative coffee value chain. NSCF’s activities can be in form of consultancy, expo, coffee trip/tour, promoting, research, workshop, seminar, training, teaching, co-worker, facilitating, etc. NSCF provides also facilitation and technical assistance to coffee growers, collectors and processors.  Further information about NSCF can be read in the page NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum.
Registration and Information:
Please contact and register to: 
Name : Dr. Sabam Malau (NSCF Chairman)
Email : drsabammalau@hotmail.com
Cell (HP, Mobile): +62(0)8126062016


Procedure:
Those who are interested to be participant, please send your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to me through email as soon as possible.
Last but not least:
Dear friends,  I would be very grateful if you’d like to share and suggest this invitation to your members, companies, organizations, networks, colleagues or friends whoever  you think maybe interested in this event.  Thanks.