Working Group - Vocational & Training


Indonesia’s rapid urbanization has led to younger generations shifting away from agriculture as their main source of livelihood. Various studies estimate that around 80% of Indonesia’s 140 million farmers are now above the age of 45 years old. If this trend continues, it will place future food supply and the prospect of achieving Indonesia’s food sovereignty targets at great risk. As such, strengthening vocational training in agriculture is key to build a cadre of highly professionalized farmers.


  • KIBIF:
    1. Launching collaboration between the private sector and government vocational education institutions, to complement activities and align curriculums to market demands
  • Bayer Indonesia in Merauke, Papua Province:
    1. Provide a three-month modern farming practice training to Vocational High School (SMKs) students in rice farming in Wapeko
    2. Provide land, facilities, boarding rooms and accommodation to students
    3. Teach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) modules on rice farming, agriculture mechanization, and financial literacy: farming as business.
  • Triputra Agro Persada (TAP) in South Kalimantan Province:
    1. Provide a two-year apprentice program to university students majoring in agriculture with a mentorship program
    2. Provide students with accommodation and opportunities to practice their knowledge
    3. Support students with good results with an offer to work for PT Triputra Agro Persada
  • Pupuk Kalimantan Timur:
    1. Aren’t they also involved with the Vocational Training WG? Or is it because they joined in 2019?

Impact: 152 students participating


  • Bayer Indonesia
  • Five Vocational High School (SMKs) in Merauke Regency, Papua.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC).
  • Institut Pertanian Stiper (INSTIPER) Yogyakarta.
  • Kubota • Medco Group.
  • Ministry of Education.
  • Politeknik LPP Yogyakarta.
  • Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pertanian Agrobisnis Perkebunan (STIPAP) Medan.
  • Triputra Agro Persada.
  • Regional government of Merauke Regency
  • Medco
  • PT Triputra Agro Persada
  • STIPAP Medan
  • LPP Yogyakarta