January 2017 - Partnership e-update
Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Programme
In December 2016, the Indonesia Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding (IACCB) programme successfully imported 450 heifers and 33 bulls into Surabaya, and 250 heifers and 13 bulls into Lampung. To date, the programme has sourced 1,200 cattle, and 900 have been allocated to four partner sites located in in South Kalimantan (BKB/Santosa), Central Kalimantan (KAL), Bengkulu (BNT) and East Java (SPR Mega Jaya).
Skills Development Programme
The final cohort of the processing short course in November 2016 marked the completion of the Skills Development Programme for 2016. The application and selection process for the 2017 programme is currently underway. In 2017, the programme will train another 55 Indonesians in three different courses:
The Partnership is currently considering a proposal to increase the number of participants in the Producer course in the second half of 2017.
Development of Standard Operating Procedures in Indonesian Abattoirs
The Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Indonesian Abattoirs project was completed in December 2016 by TAFE Queensland South West. The project has successfully facilitated the development of SOPs in five Indonesian category two abattoirs, as well as conducted extensive training in safety and hygienic processing of meat. As a result, the cleaning standards and hygienic processing procedures in these five abattoirs significantly improved.
Processing Working Group (20 January 2017)
The Processing Working Group met via teleconference to discuss the scope and outline of the Stage 2 processing proposal which could commence under the Partnership.
The Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector is a heads of government initiative which is underpinned by a $60million fund provided by the Australian Government. The secretariat and policy lead is the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Australia and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in Indonesia. For more information about any of the stories in this e-update, please contact the Partnership secretariat.