With Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Cocoa Sustainability Partnership Visit Plant of PT. Pupuk Kaltim in Bontang
Bontang, January 24, 2020—As part of the efforts in increasing the cocoa productivity in Indonesia, Cocoa Sustainability Partnership had worked in developing a specific formula as recommendation in producing cocoa-specific fertilizer since 2017. And in the beginning of 2020, the national government through Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture had included the subsidiary budget allocation for the distribution of NPK specific formula fertilizer for cocoa plantation for some districts in Sulawesi as venues for the implementation and distribution try out.
During the plant visit to PT. Pupuk Kalimantan Timur, Bontang, East Kalimantan, the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs with Cocoa Sustainability Partnership were welcomed by this national fertilizer company. In his remarks, the Production Director of PT. Pupuk Kalimantan Timur stated that the company would be functioned as the pioneer for precision agriculture in increasing the national cocoa production. Furthermore, the company also had established strategic partnership with the government and private sectors, and with strong emotional connections to move forward together with farmers by focussing to the national main commodities with export-oriented, accordingly to the national mid-term plan 2020-2024 and master plan of Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises.