As a company focusing on the development of agricultural technology, PT BIOPS Agrotekno Indonesia provides a precision farming system which is able to irrigate and fertilize your farm precisely and automatically. In addition, it can also monitor the environmental condition and irrigation process real-time through your smartphones.
Currently, Indonesia has to import food products due to the inability of the local food production to cover the nationwide demand. In 2014, of the total imported products to Indonesia, 48.27% lies into the food category with the value of US$ 7.66 billion.
Several internal (e.g. conventional agricultural system) and external (e.g. weather condition and pests and diseases invasions) aspects cause the Indonesian food production to be not optimal. In addition, the unavailability of fertilizers for farmers causes the low productivity of food production in Indonesia.
Several countries have shown that today, the industrial revolution 4.0 is happening, including in the agricultural sector. Japan has successfully developed an indoor farming system while Israel has utilized the drip irrigation system for a long period of time.
The total of Indonesian farmers is substantially decreasing. Said Abdulah, the Advocation Manager of Jaringan Koalisi Rakyat untuk Kedaulatan Pangan said that in 2014 61.8% of the Indonesian farmers aged over 45 years old, 26% aged 35 to 44 years old, and only 12% that is below 35 years old. Meanwhile, the number of farming business is also decreasing from 2003 to 2013 which are 31.17 million to 26.13 million respectively. In average, there was 5 million farmers, or 1.75% farmers stopped their business every year.