TIMESINDONESIA, Jakarta – Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI) has launched National Curriculum and Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and Post-Harvest Arabica Coffee at Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs Office, Thursday (24/8/2017).
The Executive Director of SCOPI, Veronica Herlina, said that NSC-A launch is the result of SCOPI’s cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and related stakeholders as an effort to increase the productivity and quality of arabica coffee through training using standard curriculum.
“Today’s event is the launch of National Curriculum for Arabica Coffee. The launch is the result of SCOPI’s cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and related stakeholder to develop one curriculum that is applicable throughout Indonesia,” she explained during exclusive interview with TIMES Indonesia.
She said, through the process of this work, SCOPI involves various stakeholders from the national coffee sector, international market players, the government and the government’s partners.
”The launch will be followed by Training of Trainers (ToT) program for Master Trainer in Bondowoso,” mentioned Veronica.
The master trainers who already completed their training program have the capability to be able to develop farmers’ leaders into new trainers.
“Those master trainers will be committed to train and create 600 new trainers, which will result in 18,000 farmers being trained by 2020,” she expected.
Following the launching of NSC and GAP Manual for Arabica Coffee, Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) made with District and Provincial Estate Crops Offices in Indonesia were signed.
”The MoU is an agreement that the application of NSC and GAP Manual is started through ToT for Master Trainer,” she said.
To add, the launching event of NSC and GAP Manual for Arabica Coffee also attended by Dr. Imam Suharto, M.Sc. as representative of Steering Committe NSC-A and the Head of Agency of Agriculture Counseling and Human Resource Development from the Ministry of Agriculture. The launching was also supported by Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.
Source published only in Bahasa Indonesia: “SCOPI Luncurkan Nasional Kurikulum untuk Petani Kopi Arabika” written by Hasbullah. Published by Times Indonesia on August 24, 2017 (https://www.timesindonesia.co.id/read/155027/2/20170824/154036/scopi-luncurkan-nasional-kurikulum-untuk-petani-kopi-arabika/)