The 12th Indonesia's International Agribusiness Expo “AGRINEX 2018” was held from September 7 to 9 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was attended by a representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "Centre for Grain Quality Assessment" Sergey Potapov, Head of the Department for International Markets Analysis.
The purpose of the working visit to Indonesia is to conduct technical consultations on quality and safety of grain and its derivatives with the Agency for Agricultural Quarantine of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia.
This annual event is devoted to the main directions of the development of the Indonesian agricultural market and providing support to Indonesian agricultural producers working in such sectors of industry as production of grain, grain legume, oilseeds, vegetables and plantation crops.
During the visit to the exhibition, the representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Potapov met with the expert on the development of agriculture and food industry sector of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Committee for Research and Technical Development, Mr. Utama Kajo.
Mr. Kajo stressed the importance of diversifying the Indonesian agricultural market, its sustainable and balanced development, in which the shortage of some food crops would be compensated by the supply of others, so that the Indonesian consumers would not suffer from fluctuations in food prices due to unfavorable climatic conditions, often observed in tropical farming.
During the exhibition, Sergey Potapov visited the stand of the Indonesian Association of Rice Producers and Traders, established in 2007 and comprising about 180,000 Indonesian rice-processing enterprises, where he discussed with the association's representatives the perspectives of cooperation aimed at experience exchange in the field of product safety and quality confirmation, and advanced training of laboratory specialists.