Jakarta, 28 December 2021 – Bakti Barito Foundation is supporting Indonesia’s food security goal through Bakti Pangan Lestari Program. Bakti Pangan Lestari contributes to the country’s food security and safety through building capacity of farmers and revitalizing the national curriculum on sustainable and integrated farming principles.
From 13-17 December 2021, Bakti Barito Foundation working together with a community-based organisation, The Learning Farm held a training program in Cianjur, West Java, for vocational teachers from a number of provinces in Indonesia.
The training aims to revitalise national curriculum by building the capacity of vocational teachers in agribusiness and agrotechnology, a first step to ensure that farming practices in the field can become more sustainable with less reliance on harmful pesticides and have better production yield. The revitalized module and results of trainings will be submitted formally to the Ministry of Education and Culture for strategic input.
Fifi Setiawaty, Chairperson of Bakti Barito Foundation said, “Promoting sustainable farming principles is an important part to ensure that we can have safer and better quality of fresh produce. Sustainable farming can provide food security for the communities as they can grow the fresh produce by themselves and safe cost.”
Bakti Pangan Lestari was awarded Gold Category in 2021 Indonesia Sustainable Development Award, an annual independent evaluation of corporate sustainability programs in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
During the pandemic, the program has also benefited farmers in Tebo Regency in Jambi. By growing their own vegetable, they are able to reduce food cost and save travel expense to the community market located far away from where they reside. “Bakti Pangan Lestari program has taught me to learn sustainable farming principles that helps enhance our farm’s produce, useful for our daily staple during Covid-19 pandemic’’ said Sugiyo, the head of farmers community in Napal Putih village, Tebo Regency, who has received sustainable and integrated farming training. (***)
Barito Pacific Group with Bakti Barito Foundation, 29 November 2021, delivers Covid-19 aids to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), in the form of ten emergency tents. The tents were handed over by Barito Pacific Group to the PMI Headquarters chief Bapak. Abdul Aziz, Deputy PMI Headquarters Ibu Puji Astuti and Head of Resources Development and Cooperation, Ibu Sari Seruni.
The disaster tents were made with special specifications that can be used for various pandemic mitigation purposes such as vaccinations, medical assistance, public kitchens and so on. In addition to the disaster tent support for PMI, Barito Pacific, supported by its subsidiaries such as Chandra Asri, Star Energy Geothermal and the Bakti Barito Foundation, and Founder of the Barito Pacific Group, Bapak. Prajogo Pangestu , has been donating various health equipment and basic needs to the communitu from March 2020 until now.
The aid reached a total value of IDR 100 billion, which include tens of thousands of medical masks, hundreds of liters of liquid oxygen, dozens of oxygen concentrators, PPEs, mobile PCR labs, ventilators, thousands of tons of rice and others. The Covid-19 pandemic is a moment for all of us to unite and help each other. Barito Pacific hopes that the assistance can be useful for the people of Indonesia.
Bakti Barito Foundation received a gold category award for its sustainable food service program in the Indonesian Sustainable Development Goals Awards (ISDA) on Friday, 17 September 2021 in Jakarta.
Bakti Pangan Lestari is a social community program implemented by PT Royal Lestari Utama and supported by Bakti Barito Foundation to improve community food security through agricultural activities that are more environmentally friendly.
Director of Bakti Barito Foundation Dian Purbasari said, "Food sovereignty is the foundation of the nation's sustainability. Therefore Bakti Barito Foundation focuses on pushing the direction of food sovereignty in Indonesia. The achievement of this program could only be accomplished thanks to the collaboration and partnership with various parties, and we extend our most appreciation to all of our partners. This award is a great honor for us and has increased our enthusiasm to continue in improving ourselves and expanding the impact of Bakti Barito's work."
Bakti Barito Foundation as a representative of Barito Pacific Group signed a cooperation pact between the industrial sector and the Education and Culture Office of Central Java Province for the development and advancement of the Vocational School of the Republic of Indonesia on Monday, 13 September 2021 in Solo, Central Java.
Djarum Foundation, Eka Tjipta Foundation, Sinar Mas, Agung Sedayu Group, Indofood, Astra International, Wings Group, Triputra, and Garudafood also participated in this joint effort. The signing of the pact was witnessed by the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia, Nadiem Makarim and the Mayor of Solo, Gibran Rakabuming.
A number of projects to be implemented under this collaboration include revitalizing infrastructures, improving teaching-learning tools, enhancing soft skills, developing ‘link and match programs’ between Vocational Schools (SMK) in greater Surakarta and the market or industrial sector, as well as other projects that will be agreed upon by all parties involved.
Barito Pacific Group's participation in this collaboration is a form of our commitment to support the Indonesian government's efforts to further advance the quality of vocational education and human resources in the education sector.
Barito Pacific Group through Bakti Barito foundation with the suppport of FKS Food as supplier partner donated 1,000 tons of rice to communities directly affected by the emergency PPKM, especially daily workers and those working in the informal sector. FKS Food also donated a number of rice noodles and flour to increase the fulfillment of the community's food needs.
This assistance is distributed in stages through the 4th Regional Military Command (Kodam IV) Diponegoro, a Regional Defense Command for Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta.
We sincerely hope this contribution will be able to ease the burden of the community affected by the emergency PPKM. Let us all be kind and helpful to one another and together we can overcome this Covid-19 pandemic.
PT Barito Pacific Tbk participated in the activities of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Indonesia Capital Market and donate to help with Covid-19 response.
All income received by BEI, KPEI and KSEI from today’s transactions (August 9, 2021) will be donate to vaccination centra, plasma donors, Covid-19 emergency hospital, Oxygen Movement for Indonesia, and others. (#InvestasiAndaMenolongSesama)