Sustainable Agriculture for a Better World through AgriSocio & Desanesia
Published on May 19, 2014 um 08:58
Name of Enterprise
Jalan Puspa, IPB Dramaga Campus 1
Type of Enterprise
Enterprise has a positive impact on
environment, education , health, food security, poverty reduction , sustainable trade, empowerment of women, youth
Year the enterprise was founded
Summary of your enterprise
Indonesia has more than 72000 villages with unique potency in each village. These potencies cannot be optimized as villagers lack access to technology, capital, and market. Agrisocio & Desanesia is a social enterprise focusing in agriculture and related sectors. We make branding for local products in Indonesia made in village by villagers, it is produced from raw material that available at village, we also associate youth to contribute to the villages. Our main objective is to reduce poverty and empowering women and farmers in villages. We create balance activities to Improve agriculture aspects related to education, technology, social, economy, and environment. We have some activities such as training for villagers, produce consumer goods and marketing. We also open volunteering programs to change college students perspectives about benefit careers in agricultural sector. I here, villagers can sell their raw material in a higher price, they also can work in our production division after work in their fields, so they will have a part time income. The Villagers also have ownership and dividen, its about 25-75%. We also use technology to process the raw material, for example we use vacuum frying to produce snack from vegetable and rice, fermentation machine to process milk into yoghurt, packaging machines, etc. Those are our activities, we always keep going because we have a dream that we will reduce poverty not only for villages in Indonesia but also in the world.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
AgriSocio & Desanesia has empowering 5 villages and about 40 villagers, and 30 students. Now our products also being sold in some retails in Indonesia, especially in Bandung and Bogor. Some mass media such as newspaper, magazine and TV has reported about us. Villagers who works in here get about 50% income higher, they also get production and marketing skill because of the training. Now many people know about us and we will grow bigger to achieve more contribution for villagers in Indonesia.
Sustainability and future plans
Our business model is social business, we get raw material from farmers, then the villagers will produce it into consumer goods, then we sell by using our brand, we also involve students to optimize these activities. We will get income from product selling. Because we are social business we can have finance source not only from selling products, but also social fund and government programs. Now we have 5 villages and selling the products just in Java Island. Our next plan is to empower about 65 villages in Indonesia and sell the products not only in Indonesia but also in ASEAN. The future plan is to become a social enterprise in global level that give major contribution to sustainable agriculture for a better world.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Alfi Irfan, people call me alfi. Im 22 years old. I was born in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. I had my educational experience until senior high school there. At that time, my life is fine.I didn't realize complex problems that faced by humanity. Then I enter college in Bogor Agricultural University. Join lot of organizations and empowering programs. Those are great experiences, Ive lived in a village where there is no electricity for months, Ive lived in a village that faced by hunger problems, and others. On the other hand, I see very modern village in someplace else, I open my mind when I visit lot of countries around the world, from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Ukraine, USA, Chile, etc. I see a complex problems that face by people around the world, but I also see a big opportunity. Economic growth, social equity, environment sustainability, those are values that we have to actualize. Start from myself, start from small thing, and start from now. Me and friends create AgriSocio & Desanesia to contribute, even small. We can see the big picture of justice and happiness in the future.