The difference of weathers and seasons throughout the world causes limitations in food consumption. Indonesia, as the world’s fifth biggest market for vegetables and fruits, is also the seventh biggest Korean strawberry importer in the world. However, much of these fruits are wasted due to market mistargeting.
SHERPA SPACE, as a South Korean company providing tech-based cultivation for plants, offers a solution during a discussion with SMART CITY collaborative research committee at SMART CITY meeting room on January 14, 2019: The Container Smart Farm for Production of Strawberry. This discussion was attended by Director of CCR SMART CITY Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, S.T., M.Eng. and Finance Manager Ir. Chairul Hudaya, S.T., M.Eng., Ph.D., IPM, President of Sherpa Space Choa Mun Yun, Ph.D., and Director of Sherpa Space Jong Hyuk Moon.
This development of strawberry cultivation includes technology to adjust the plants’ temperature, moisture, light absorption. This solution is expected to grow the economy of lower-middle class, save more space, and reach urban consumers.
This partnership was strengthened by the signing of Letter of Commitment between two parties on January 17, 2019. Also attending the signing ceremony was the Dean of UI’s Faculty of Engineering Dr. Ir Hendri D.S Budiono, M.Eng, Research and Community Service Manager Dr. Eng. Muhamad Sahlan, S.Si, M. Eng, Ventures and Partnership Manager Dr. Ir. Imansyah Ibnu Hakim, M.Eng.