Pandawa Agri Indonesia (PAI), an agri life science company focused on pesticide reductant development, partners with Rabo Foundation, establishing Mbay Rice Ecosystem Development initiative. During this planting season, PAI facilitates 123 smallholders with a total land area of 97 hectares in Mbay Sub-District, Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This smallholders sustainable agriculture initiative will continue and is targeted to cover up to 225 hectares of agricultural land by the end of 2022.
“PAI has always been committed to creating sustainable agriculture through various innovations. We hope the PPAI (Plant and Soil Health, Productivity, Assistance, and Innovation) technology we present in this Mbay Rice Ecosystem Development can increase agricultural productivity so farmers’ income will also increase,” said CEO and Co-founder of PAI, Kukuh Roxa. “In addition, we hope that this initiative can gradually reduce synthetic input residues, hence improving the environmental quality of rice farming in Nagekeo.”
The PPAI technology includes seven intervention steps, which include the selection of certified seeds, the use of complete micro fertilisers, mycorrhizae, silica fertilisers, and straw decomposers to increase organic elements and micronutrients in the soil, as well as the application of herbicide and insecticide reductants. In addition, farmers who participate in the Mbay Rice Ecosystem Development will also have access to financing supported by the Rabo Foundation.
“In addition to limited access to quality agricultural inputs, financial capital is one of the major challenges faced by farmers. The presence of Rabo Foundation as a partner in providing financing for
About Pandawa Agri Indonesia
Pandawa Agri Indonesia is the first life science based company from Indonesia and currently the only one company that has innovation in the development of pesticide reduction products (pesticides reductant). Starting from this innovation, Pandawa Agri Indonesia is committed to helping agricultural businesses to create an agricultural practices that is sustainable, environmentally friendly, safe for users, and also cost-efficiency.
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