Diva Tanzil, Impact Finance Consultant of Rabo Foundation explained, “Our mandate is to enhance access to finance in Indonesia’s agriculture space targeting smallholder farmers. PAI’s corporate values, initiatives, and innovations are very much in line with our impact ambitions to reduce post-harvest losses, reinforce the value chain, and support smallholder farmers to transition to more climate resilient practices to future-proof their income.”
Diva adds, “This collaboration enables Rabo Foundation to expand its reach and generate positive impacts on smallholders in rural areas with limited access to financial services. Through a strong collaboration with PAI and local stakeholders we hope to continue to improve the financial inclusion of farmers in harder to reach areas of the country.”
The strategic steps taken by PAI also reap support from Dr. Ir. Musdhalifah Machmud, M.T., Deputy Minister for Food and Agribusiness Coordination, of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of Indonesia. Dr. Machmud said, “PAI’s initiatives really support the government’s plan to implement a green economy as one of the main strategies for economic transformation. This also supports the acceleration of economic recovery post Covid-19 pandemic, as well as encourages the creation of inclusive and sustainable economic development.”
By continuing to focus on providing positive impact on the agricultural community and employees, while also maintaining good corporate governance, PAI is optimistic to accelerate the realization of a more sustainable agriculture in Indonesia. “By extending our pesticide reductants reach and expanding the development of smallholder ecosystems, PAI is ready to accelerate Indonesian agriculture to become healthier, sustainable, and safer for the environment.” concluded Kukuh.