CropCow

IndoBeef market chain feedlot visits in Cianjur, West Java, May 2019

IndoBeef market chain feedlot visits in Cianjur, West Java, May 2019

The feedlot sector accounts for approximately 10% of total beef production in Indonesia. It is a potential contributor to meeting Indonesia’s beef self-sufficiency target, as well as a competitor for the smallholder cattle producers.

In May 2019, an IndoBeef market chains team comprising Christie Chang and Febrina Prameswari visited two feedlots in Cianjur, West Java. These included PT Ben Buana Sejahtera and PT Pasir Tengah.

PalmCow induction training and site visit, Central Kalimantan

PalmCow induction training and site visit, Central Kalimantan

PalmCow Field Officers Henni Rahmawati, Triwindana Hadi Putra, Aan Aryadi, M Abdul Rahim and Iriani Panjaitan joined their supervisory team as well as a number of trainers for a comprehensive induction and training program as well as a field visit. The activities were held in Pangkalun Bun, Central Kalimantan, on March 12-15 2019.

CropCow’s KalSel-based Field Officer Ridhona Edriantina also joined the PalmCow training activity given that CropCow activities in KalSel will have stronger animal production focus than in NTB, where the focus is more on scaling research.

Field Officer induction training and field exercises

Field Officer induction training and field exercises

In February and March 2019, the IndoBeef Field Officers completed induction training and team building activities, and also conducted initial field visits to learn about the farm management systems they will be involved in researching, collecting data on and helping to scale out as part of their important contribution to the CropCow and PalmCow projects.

Field Officer roles and responsibilities

Field Officer roles and responsibilities

The IndoBeef Field Officers are an integral part of the team in both the CropCow and PalmCow projects. They are considered as junior researchers contributing to IndoBeef research outcomes, as well as facilitators of research and scaling out activity. They will receive ongoing training to build relevant skills, and will be well placed to contribute to beef research beyond IndoBeef. Here, we provide a summary of the roles and responsibilities of the CropCow field officers as an example.