InfoSAWIT, JEMBER –As one national palm oil plantation company, PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJT) does not develop one commodity only, but also other horticulture, such as, edammame.
In addition, it is potential to do edamame export in District of Jember, East Java. There are about 5,000 hectares of commercial areas to do this business within the partnership with the farmers.
Assistant II in Economy and Development, District of Jember, Edy Budi Susilo, said,his side really supports to make partnership with the farmers, vocational students and industrial sectors. “Jember is the main supplier of edamame to export from Indonesia. We should notice this,” he, as the representation of Regent of Jember, Faida recently said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
Edy also mentioned, the partnership between edamame farmers and PT Gading Mas Teguh Indonesia (GMIT), as the initiator of school of edamame should keep running in the future and sustainably done.
It is important, he continued, because Jember has productive areas, reaching 86 thousand hectares and they could diversify kinds of horticulutre, and tobacco in the future. “Tobacco, for instance, though it is not running smoothly, but it is still competitive in price. But we have to anticipate that the tobacco markets get less,” Edy said.(T2)