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The Dutch embassy in Jakarta recently gathered several inspiring women in the agriculture and food sectors through an event titled “Women, Our Food Heroes”

Dutchembassy IndonesiaThe event recognised a number of inspiring women in the agriculture and food sectors who have been impacting the Indonesian agriculture industry. (Image source: Dutch Embassy Indonesia)

The gathering was organised to appreciate all women in the sector and in honour of Indonesian National Mother’s Day, celebrated on 22 December. The event included a talk show followed by a healthy food cooking demonstration.

According to the Dutch embassy, the country shares with Indonesia the importance they attach to agriculture and food production, gender equality and youth participation to maintain and develop sustainable agriculture within their roles and capabilities.

With the event, organisers aim to bring more insights into the professional contribution opportunities of Indonesian women in agriculture. The event also hosted a discussion panel where each panellist shared activities, work plans and goals that aligned with the ventures for SDGs achievement by 2030.

The agriculture team of the Dutch embassy in Jakarta featured a number of inspiring women in the agriculture and food sectors who have been impacting the industry with their positive support and contributions. Topics such as farm activities, supply chain, horticulture seeds production, food ingredients and food service providers were moderated by woman activists to connect multi-stakeholders to practice sustainable and responsible agrifood businesses.

Agri-sector companies were in attendance with their representatives namely, Fransiska Fortuna, general manager, PT East West Seed Indonesia; Helga Angelina, founder, Burgreens and Green Rebel; Helianti Hilman, founder, Javara; Nina Rossiana, Strategic Partnerships Programme of Rainforest Alliance; Yuvlinda Susanta, general manager of corporate affairs and sustainability, Super Indo among others. 

Discussions on professional issues, impactful activities and gender empowered office settings were also held. The embassy said that the different sectoral backgrounds and experiences of the panellists enhanced the conveyed messages.