On May 2016 the National Sustainability Curricula (NSC) for Robusta coffee in Indonesia was launched following a year of development with the direct support of the Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI). A Training Manual on GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices Post-Harvest) for Robusta coffee was also produced. Amongst the participants of the event there were Musdalifah Machmud -Deputy Food and Agriculture, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs- and Pending Dalih Perdana -General Director of Human Resource Development and Extension of Agriculture- both attended the event and officially launched the NSC (see Photo below).
The national Government created a Steering Committee, which included SCOPI, to this effect. This milestone comes as a result of the continuous work of SCOPI in direct contact with the Minister of Agriculture of Indonesia on sustainability practices.
SCOPI and the Government of South Sumatera, Lampung, Bandung Provinces and Malang Regency, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the use of the NSC and the Manual Training for Sustainable Robusta Coffee.
The first Training of Trainer of Master Trainer took place on June 2nd and 3rd in Pagar Alam City of South Sumatera Province. The aim of these sessions is to teach the Master Trainer how to use this Manual Training for Sustainable Robusta Coffee.
These trainings are led by Imam Suharto -SCOPI Senior Coffee Program Manager- and one of the training divisions called Widya Iswara (WI) of the Ministry of Agriculture. This division is constituted by Widya Iswara, Bambang Haryanto, Amir Thohar, Ir. Hasan Basri, Ir. Djoko Widodo, Ir. Murdani and Sugeng Mulyono. The trainings are divided in two classes with 60 participants each. The Indonesian Government is constitutes 80% of the participants, along with members of NGOs and the private sector. The next and last class will take place on 3rd-4th August 2016 in Lampung province.