Banyuwangi, 17 March 2021 – PT. Pandawa Agri Indonesia – A life science-based company from Banyuwangi carried out the first export activity of one of the company’s flagship innovation products to Malaysia, the herbicide reductant Weed Solut-ion, which is the only product in the world that can reduce herbicide use by 50%. The inauguration of the first export of Weed Solut-ion was held at the Pandawa Agri Indonesia Office and Factory Area located in Benelan Lor Village, Kabat District, Banyuwangi-East Java, on Wednesday (17/03/2021).
Present on this occasion were the Regent of Banyuwangi Ipuk Fiestiandani, Head of the Banyuwangi Agriculture and Food Service Arief Setiawan, Head of Banyuwangi Trade UMKM Headquarters Nanin Oktaviantie, Head of Banyuwangi LH Office Husnul Chotimah, Head of Economic Affairs Mrs. Heny Sugiarti, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) of Banyuwangi Regency David Wijaya Tjoek, Representative of the Head of KADIN Banyuwangi Arvy Rizaldy, Chairman of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) Banyuwangi Dede Abdul Ghani, Head of Kabat Subdistrict Susanto Wibowo, Head of Benelan Village Lor Khorul Anam, as well as Temporary Substitute (Pgs) BNI Marketing Business Leader Endra Sulistiono.
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“We are very grateful to the Department of Industry and Trade who has helped and facilitated this initial export so that it can be carried out. We hope this initial export will become an opening way for the development of our products to other countries. Many countries, such as in ASEAN, already have regulations to reduce the use of pesticides but they don’t have a solution yet, so we are trying to continue expanding the distribution coverage of our product. ” said the CEO of Pandawa Agri Indonesia, Kukuh Roxa.
“So far, we have focused on supplying the needs of multinational plantation companies in Indonesia that are mainly located outside Java. To date, we have succeeded in reducing the use of pesticides by up to 1 million liters. We hope that with the implementation of this export activity, in the future we can also contribute to Banyuwangi, so that Banyuwangi can become the first regency in Indonesia, even in the world that can significantly reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture, “continued Kukuh Roxa.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Banyuwangi Agriculture and Food Service, Arief Setiawan, explained that the Weed Solut-ion product from PT PAI is very helpful for farmers from the problem of using chemical pesticides. The long-term impact of using pesticides is very damaging to soil function, by using Weed Solut-ion, can be very helpful while also providing an affordable solution to farmers. “The product not only becoming a solution for farmers but also suitable for all types of herbicide,” explained Arief.
Banyuwangi Regent, Ipuk Fiestiandani Azwar Anas said she was proud of the business of these young men from Banyuwangi. The existence of pesticide reductant products is very helpful for farmers, especially in Banyuwangi. What’s more, when these products have penetrated foreign markets, of course, this is a matter of pride for the people in Banyuwangi as an icon of Banyuwangi agricultural innovation. “The government continues to encourage and provide support for efforts initiated by youth, the Weed Solut-ion product is a breakthrough product and a solution for farmers. Besides, it also in line with the Banyuwangi eco-tourism concept which carries the concept of sustainability. Pandawa Agri Indonesia presents here to indicate that positive efforts during this pandemic still have opportunities. Currently, Banyuwangi International Airport has also opened flights for exporting products abroad which is very helpful for businessmen from Banyuwangi, “said Ipuk.
The launching ceremony of Weed Solut-ion’s first export was marked with the jug breaking by the CEO of Pandawa Agri Indonesia and the Regent of Banyuwangi as a symbol that means opening the door of fortune and smooth running for the business to be carried out. Pandawa Agri Indonesia dispatched an initial container of 20 tonnes of Weed Solut-ion to be used in the largest state-owned oil palm plantation in Malaysia.
On this occasion, Pandawa Agri Indonesia also shared what was behind them in creating innovative products, namely the desire to provide solutions for toxic pesticide usage, which have always continue growing from year to year. Having experience as a team of agricultural product examiners while studying at Bogor Agriculture University, after graduating from college, they conducted various field experiments so they could help farmers and large plantations outside Java to reduce the use of pesticides. Moreover, they are more environmentally friendly and more affordable.
About Pandawa Agri Indonesia
Pandawa Agri Indonesia is the first life science-based company from Indonesia and currently the only one that has innovations in the development of pesticide-reducing products (pesticide reductants). Starting from this innovation, Pandawa Agri Indonesia is committed to helping agricultural businesses realize sustainable, environmentally friendly, safe for users, and also cost-efficient agricultural practices.For more information visit: https://pandawaid.com/