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Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) published a report entitled Agricultural Census 2013. In one publication, BPS noted millions of farmers in Indonesia in the age group. Of the total 26,135,469 farmers, the age group of 45-54 years has the largest number of 7,325,544 people. The next largest position is in the age group 35-44 years (6,885,100 people), 55-64 years (5,229,903 people). Above 65 years (3,332,038 farmers), 25-35 is 3,129,644 people, 15-24 years only 229,943 people and the fewest number of groups under the age of 15 years, i.e. 3,297 people. It can be concluded that 60.8 percent of farmers in Indonesia are over 45 years old. The above case is evidenced by the Coal Population Research for Food Sovereignty (KRKP) in 2015, entitled “Farmer Regeneration”, reveals that 96.45 percent of food crop farmers in four research sites (Tegal, Kediri, Kabupaten Karawang, and Bogor) aged 30 years or more, while 3.55 percent are under 30 years of age, and 47.57 percent of food crop farmers are aged 50 or older.

One of the reason that makes the not interest for young people to enter into the agricultural sector particularly in the headwaters is consideration of opportunity cost. Simply put, opportunity cost is the cost incurred due to choosing a particular business activity compared to other business activities. That is, with the outpouring of the same time, the agricultural sector provides an incentive that is lower in comparison with other sectors such as industry and services sectors. But in fact, Indonesia still has a very wide land and has not been utilized optimally. In addition, the agricultural sector has not been developed intensively. So the potential for competition in the sector is still very little. “We can see an undeniable opportunity, that the agricultural world is endless as long as humans really need to eat.” Said one of the young farmers of Indonesia. So Let see a few success young farmer !

1. Adi Pramudya

Dreams, Commitments, Focus and Not Surrender, these four keywords are strongly held by  Adi Pramudya. Young farmers who in a month managed to earn up to hundreds of millions of rupiahs. With an initial capital of 40 million rupiah, it is used to plant 1 hectare of land in Bogor area with galangal plant. This option is taken, because the potential of galangal plants in the market is still quite promising. Adi Pramudya managed to earn 90 million in revenue at its first harvest. And from the results of his business that focuses on agriculture, now Adi Pramudya successfully developed the business of spice cultivation. There are three types of plants that he developed, namely Galangal, Turmeric and Kencur. Each type of plant, can produce 35 to 40 tons, and provide income of 300 million each harvest arrives

2. Kukuh

He founded Pandawa Putra Indonesia, a company engaged in agriculture that can reap hundreds of millions of rupiahs in the process. The product is Weed Solution or also better known as Solution, is Adjuvant (Enhancer) from Herbicide functional for dosage of toxic herbicide by 50%. In addition, the product also offers a solution for cost control weed efficiency up to 20% so that in addition to environmentally friendly also more profitable consumers.The materials we use are the original wealth of Indonesia’s natural resources so that no one imports. Average selling price Rp 35.000 / liter. The number of farmers who use it, is estimated to have hundreds, both in Java, Sumatra and now is trying to reach to Sulawesi and Kalimantan. The total special for Weed Solution products this year is expected to reach a value of about 700-800 million rupiah.

3. Edwin Pranata

Edwin Pranata is the founder of the Realfood company. Realfood is a health drink product made from swallow’s nest. “Our beverage product is not like a supplement drink that leads people to have to drink it in a certain time interval. This product as a lifestyle. We want to invite consumers to a healthy lifestyle, one of them with our products, “said Edwin. Through his packaged food and beverage company, Realfood Winta Asia, he makes social activities a unified vision and mission of the company. The social activity is in the form of educational activities of the community around Bojonegoro, especially children embodied in the Matoh Generation movement. Edwin said the movement is not just corporate social responsibility (CSR), but is part of the value of their products and indeed the purpose of the company. He calls it start up healthy, digital and social enterprise

4. Swari Haryati

She joined the plasma partner of quail farm company in Sleman District, Yogyakarta Special Region, PT Peksi Gunaraharja. She shows the seriousness of doing business in the world of quail livestock by directly bringing seeds totaling 7,000 heads. With a quail production level of 85%, Swari gain profit about Rp48, 1 million from quail eggs every month. The advantages of maintaining the quail continue to grow because of poop droppings that have decreased productivity can be sold at an economical price. She also does not need to bother with the problem of animal feed. The need for feed that has been prevalent to be one of the constraints of quail farmers has been met by the core company.

That’s all guys! let be a young farmer and proud to be young farmer

International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) is the World Biggest Student Association in The Field of Agriculture and Related Sciences. IAAS was founded in 1957 and started with only 8 member countries.For the last 60 years, IAAS has grown into a big organization with 53 member countries and more than 10,000 active members. IAAS Indonesia was found by Mr. Arif Satria on December 29th 1992. By the year of 2020, IAAS Indonesia has 11 Local Committees across the country with more than 1200 active members.

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