National Sustainability Curriculum of Arabica Launched in Indonesia

28 / Aug / 17

The Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI) has launched a National Sustainability Curriculum for Arabica (NSC-A). The launch took place at the office of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday, 24th August 2017.

Cooperation with stakeholders

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.

Through the process of this work, SCOPI also support various stakeholders from the national coffee sector, international market players, the government and the government’s partners.

Annette Pensel, Executive Director of the Global Coffee Platform, said: “The launch of the National Sustainability Curriculum for Arabica in Indonesia represents another hugely positive step towards scaling effective training for coffee farmers based on local needs, and demonstrates the positive outcomes from collaboration and input from public and private stakeholders across the coffee sector. We thank our partner SCOPI, the national coffee platform in Indonesia, for the hard work and are pleased that the government is also contributing to the roll-out of the curriculum.”

Training in Bondowoso

The NSC-A launch was followed by a major Training of Trainers program for Master Trainers in Bondowoso, East Java. The training was supported by a large contribution from the Bondowoso Government, who made a $25,000 voluntary contribution to cover accommodation and local transportation for all participants.

The aim of the training was to increase Master Trainers’ capability to be able develop farmers’ leaders into new trainers. As many as 61 appointed master trainers will be committed to train and create 600 new trainers, which will result in 18,000 farmers being trained by 2020.