THE SUCCESS story of the development of a regional program to approach the One Village One Product (OVOP) in Japan and Thailand inspire OVOP movement in a number of countries, including Indonesia. This movement was pioneered in Oita Perfecture in 1979 by Morihiko Hiramatsu, former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
In the OVOP concept, people should be able to give specific products with high added value. It means, the village can produce competitive products to improve the incomes and living standards its people.
Ciomas sub-district in Bogor district of West Java provice being targeted by the Indonesian Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry as a manufacturer of biogas digester, renewable energy which developed by SMEs, Swen Innovasi Transfer Corp. and known as the Swen IT.
Deputy Resource Assessment for SMEs, Meliadi Sembiring and his team is conducting an assessment of opportunities Swein IT as OVOP of Ciomas. The biogas digester attract investors from South Korea, Green Business Center.
Currently the milestones of OVOP in Indonesia is asparagus of Badung in Bali, coffee of Tanggamus (Lampung) and cocoa of Palopo (South Sulawesi). “We are conducting studies with companies from South Korea, hopefully it can be the pride of West Java,” Mr Sembiring said. (Foto2: B2B/Mya)