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Newly elected SCOPI Board and Chair sees promising future for Indonesia coffee sector

The Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI) has renewed its organizational structure by initiating the re-election process of new board members. The meeting was held in Aston Kuningan Suites, South Jakarta in April. All members of SCOPI and invited participants had the eligibility to vote for the new leading board members, whom will be trusted to actualize the vision and mission of SCOPI during their period of tenure. SCOPI focuses on supporting and driving sustainability initiatives at farm level, developing and transferring technical expertise to farmers, advising on policy related to coffee production and sustainability.

SCOPI has recently elected 11 new executives for its Board. Irvan Helmi, founder of Anomali Coffee (one of the most important coffee roasters in Indonesia), has been appointed as the Executive Board Chairman. After going through the election process, there are 11 new elected executives in the Board and 3 elected in the Supervisory Board. Fitrian Ardiansyah, the representative from IDH Indonesia is now the new Secretary and Indradi Soemardjan, from PT. Javanero Indonesia Arta, has become Treasurer. In addition, there are 8 other institutions to sit as members of the Executive Board. Those positions are filled with eight prominent people: Wisman Djaja - PT. Nestle Indonesia, Ayi Sutedja - Koperasi Murbeng Puntang, Eddy Purwanto - GKT ALS Lampung Barat, Richard Atmadja - PT. Mayora Indah Tbk, Wildan Mustofa - Frinsa Agrolestari CV, Cindy - PT. Asal Jaya, Chandra Panjiwibowo - UTZ Indonesia, and Hendri Kurniawan - PT. ABCD Kopi Indonesia. The position in the Supervisory Board is occupied by Moenardji Soedargo, representing PT. Aneka Coffee Industry as Chairman, Yasmin Wirjawan - PT. Central Arta Makmur and Bayu Krisnamurthi - Bogor Agricultural University.  


According to Veronica Hlina, SCOPI’s Executive Director: “SCOPI can play an important role by providing solutions to the welfare of farmers as well as the resilience of the coffee farming sector. In addition, we hope that within this period, SCOPI can produce measurable progress, especially in the application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). SCOPI has also targeted advocacy to the government, specifically at the local government regarding to coffee producers”. The new executive Board will guide the future of the platform for the next three years, hoping to greatly contribute to the Platform’s objectives.       

About SCOPI  

The Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia is a non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing the better future of the agricultural sector of coffee production in Indonesia. SCOPI was established in 31 March 2015. Since then, the organization has been key in boosting the performance of the coffee farming sector in Indonesia, supported by local government and stakeholders.  

SCOPI has a very clear purpose in achieving their vision and mission seeking to develop and advance the agricultural sector of coffee farming in Indonesia. Improving the quality of coffee, maximizing coffee production in Indonesia, ensuring farmers have easy access to their agricultural intake, improving coffee farming knowledge and standards in Indonesia are some of SCOPI's efforts to ensure that this organization can provide progress for coffee farming in Indonesia. Over the years, members of SCOPI have been increasing as well as its partners, donors and funding opportunities. SCOPI has also successfully coached 184 Master Trainers from 15 provinces, contributing to amplify the production of sustainable coffee in Indonesia. Master Trainers can be classified as certified tutors for coffee farmers, and these trainers can guide them to improve their knowledge regarding sustainable agricultural practices.

If you want to know more about the Indonesian Coffee Platform, click here