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In Conversation: Agtech and Investment in Indonesia (in partnership with CSIRO)
Agriculture is a key driver of the Indonesian economy, accounting for 50 percent of total employment and contributing 13 percent of Indonesia’s US$1.11 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). The transformative potential of agricultural technology in Indonesia is clear, with a recent four-year study by CSIRO demonstrating an average increase in profitability of 117% through the application of agtech innovations across a range of production systems.

For smart investors and ag-tech companies, this represents an exceptional opportunity. And for Australian investors in particular, the new Indonesia-Australia Common Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) makes this prospect more attractive still by addressing impediments to increasing Australian investment in Indonesia. Agricultural supply chain investment represents a particular area of opportunity, as Indonesia has guaranteed under IA-CEPA that majority Australian-owned business can operate railways and road transport infrastructure in the country.

The webinar will explore how ag-tech innovation is transforming Indonesia’s agriculture sector, and its role as an enabler of investment for post-COVID economic recovery and growth.

Speakers include:

- Dr Scott Waldron, AIC Senior Fellow
- Dr Melony Sellars, CEO @ Genics
- Stephen McFallan, Co-developer of TrANSIT @ CSIRO
- Imron Zuhri, CTO @ HARA
- Moderator: Helen Brown, Head of Comms and Outreach @ AIC
- Opening remarks: Ir. R. Anang Noegroho Setyo Muljono, MEM, Director Food & Agriculture, BAPPENAS
- Closing remarks: Alison Duncan, Minister-Counsellor @ Australian Embassy, Jakarta

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Oct 21, 2020 01:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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