Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. One of the main factors spurring this growth is agricultural production. Being rich in natural resources, the country’s market is highly attractive to international partners. The recent decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to block agricultural imports from countries that implemented sanctions against the Russian Federation is a good opportunity for Indonesia to fill in the free niches of the Russian market.
The prospects of expanding trade and economic relations between these countries were discussed at the Indonesia Agriculture Investment Forum (Gelar Potensi Investasi Pertanian 2014 di Indonesia) this week in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moscow. The event was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Moscow and showcased Indonesian agricultural investment opportunities. An increased focus was put on certain kinds of agricultural products such as coffee, cacao, nutmeg, rubber, beef, as well as palm oil production.
The forum gathered potential Russian investors and entrepreneurs who are interested in cooperation with Indonesia in different fields of agriculture. Among them was venture business woman Ana Shell. Being extremely familiar with the Indonesian market and having built strong business relationships with the Indonesian Ambassador to Russia H.E. Mr. Djauhari Oratmangun, she is currently cooperating with the Indonesian Government to import Indonesian agricultural products to Russia.
Report prepared by Annie J