September 25, 2016

26/09/2016: Farming has a lesson for us all in making us adaptable, innovative and patient

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG

Once again I have had the privilege to visit other countries and see first-hand other farming systems
Chris Jackson

This time I have returned again from Indonesia where along with my colleagues at Perendale Publishers Ltd we were represented at the Indo Livestock event in Jakarta along with other UK companies.

This event, which showcases some of the best technologies available worldwide to an audience of managers and decision makers, clearly demonstrated the need for innovative and forward thinking companies to continually promote their products on a world stage.

A few years ago, the western world was largely the exhibiting innovators now we seem many other countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand; to name but a few.

These nations are clearly aiming to penetrate developing markets, of which Indonesia is a prime example.

With a Government determined to increase both agricultural and aqua cultural outputs and still with a huge rurally based population, there are so many ways that elevating production can be achieved at primary production level to the benefit of rural communities.

In order to achieve this, training and motivating and incentivising the workforce must be a priority. Achieving these targets is vital to efficient production and demonstrates how simple technical improvements can have an impact when increasing outputs, which is a crucial part of increasing living standards and the well being of rural populations.

Improving techniques and increasing profits Often during my visits, whilst I often see well-qualified and highly motivated managers, it seems to me that their messages do not reach the staff working with them.

One of my goals is to set up basic training in rural areas given by practical teachers who understand both the local culture and challenges, providing trainees with first hand experience of the industries needs.

Once improved techniques have been demonstrated leading to increase profits, then other issues can begin to be addressed.

The first of such issues is the need for investment in seed stock, buildings and equipment, without which continued improvements and profitability will not be able to be sustained.

Read the full article HERE.

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