Telkom Indonesia and Scala Japan Partner to Advance Digital Agriculture


Telkom Indonesia has revealed a collaboration with IT company Scala Japan to foster digital innovations and leverage Telkom’s digital agriculture platform in enhancing Indonesia’s agricultural landscape and ensuring food sustainability. The partnership between Telkom Indonesia and Scala is geared towards addressing a range of challenges within the agricultural sector, including food security. Telkom emphasizes that while Indonesia holds substantial potential in agriculture, industry participants have been hindered by barriers such as restricted market entry, insufficient pricing and demand insights, and inefficiencies in supply chain and distribution.

Telkom Indonesia and Scala are set to explore farm management services as a digital solution to tackle these challenges. These services will concentrate on optimizing current agricultural resources to boost production capacity and enhance operational efficiency for agribusiness firms. Concurrently, the collaboration will utilize Telkom’s "Agree" digital agriculture platform to venture into new opportunities within the agricultural sector, initially concentrating on virtual wholesale markets.

Telkom Indonesia characterizes Agree as a comprehensive ecosystem featuring integrated capabilities aimed at catalyzing sustainable agriculture. The telecommunications company states that Agree has partnered with over 280 agribusiness companies and has been utilized by over 29,000 farmers, breeders, and cultivators.

Agree Farm Management and Agree Marketplace have successfully empowered farmers, agribusiness companies and every stakeholder in the value chain to thrive in the digital era, said Telkom Digital business director Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid. “Utilization of leading technology such as AI, IoT, and big data analytics will increase productivity, increase Indonesia's food security, and most importantly will open up new opportunities in agriculture which will have an impact on the welfare of Indonesian farmers", he said.

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