Visit of the Board of Trustees (BoT) to Tangerang/Cilegon - VegIMPACT

Visit of the Board of Trustees (BoT) to Tangerang/Cilegon

On Saturday/Sunday, 29-30 July 2019, the vegIMPACT NL team went for a visit to several farmers in Tangerang and Cilegon, Indonesia, with the Board of Trustees (BoT) of East West Seed Knowledge Transfer. The purpose of their two-days visit was to see the Indonesian farmers successful in producing vegetables using seeds from East West Seed and to witness the farmers achievements. The BoT also saw how our field trainers train the farmers in one of our programs, like that of the Training of Farmers (ToF). Their first visit was to Bagas, where we met one of the successful farmers who sells all of his yield to modern supermarkets, such as Hypermart,, Carrefour, Giant, Superindo, etc. Their next visit was the Gempol Sari Village. The farmers were attending our monthly routine activity, called ToF (Training of Farmers) and there was a lot of interaction during the event. They asked questions and gave some feedback of their experience using the seeds from East West. The Knowledge Transfer materials that were handed out are about Seeds Selection, Fertilizers, and Integrated Pest Management. Furthermore, the team headed towards Cilegon to visit other farmers. One of them was Mr. Freddy, a land owner who also manages a hotel and restaurant around his land. Their last visit was to a successful melon farmer. He harvests melons that weigh about 3-5 kg each.