Identification and Sharpening the Investment Opportunity Map of Livestock Sector in West Nusa Tenggara Province

The step of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) of the Ministry of Investment in encouraging economic growth is to create an Investment Opportunity Map (PPI). Namely the use of natural resources and the manufacturing industry that will be offered to foreign investors to invest in Indonesia.

The field of natural resources includes plantations, horticulture, food crops, fisheries, energy, and animal husbandry. While the manufacturing industry consists of the chemical industry, miscellaneous industry, metal industry, machinery industry, transportation equipment industry, and electronics industry.

Lecturer of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB), Dr. Nanang Febrianto, S.Pt.,M.P. trusted to be the PIC for beef cattle development in the Province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). According to him, the province of NTB has the capacity and carrying capacity of land, the availability of abundant forage feed, the number of livestock cultivation per farmer reaches tens, and the livestock workforce is sufficient.

He and the team will make a feasibility study or the feasibility of beef cattle business, in terms of market, economy, targets, constraints and handling. Through identification, analysis, observation, to formulating policy proposals and their implications for the development of investment in strategic priority projects.

“We hope this plan can anticipate the vulnerability of the cattle industry supply chain, as Australia is the only supplier of feeder cattle.” Nanang said

The draft was responded to by the Director of Livestock Production Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Expert Council of the Association of Indonesian Beef Cattle Farmers (Gapuspindo) through an initial identification and sharpening analysis meeting, Thursday (14/7/2022).

According to the Gapuspindo Expert Council, investment in seeds is needed for local market development. Therefore, beef cattle farming technology and systems in Indonesia need to be industrialized to be more efficient. (dta/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)