Pepper can still be considered a key export commodity for Indonesia. However, the level of productivity at the national level is still low and stands below the productivity level of other prominent pepper producing countries, such as Brazil, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

Many factors have contributed to the low productivity of Indonesian pepper. Among them are the increasing number of old or damaged plants, disturbance of organisms, pests and diseases, and a lack of proper plant maintenance. Another contributor is the low market price of pepper which left many farmers unable to properly maintain their and thus decreased productivity, with some farmers even deciding to no longer plant it at all.

Various efforts to increase pepper productivity include using tajar, intensive and regular pruning and balanced fertilisation. This webinar will discuss efforts to increase pepper productivity with detailed and thorough explanations  given by experts from Balittro.

In this webinar , participants will get information on

  1. Land preparation, planting, fertilisation and crop management.
  2. The method/technology of green pepper cultivation that is environmently friendly and sustainable with high productivity.

Ir. Agus Ruhnayat, Principal Expert Researcher at the Balai Penelitian Tanaman Rempah dan Obat (Balittro) or the Research Institute for Spices and Medicines (ICRI), will be the primary resource person in this webinar.

Join us for a full discussion in the fourth SpiceUp Live  webinar and learn how to increase pepper productivity, next Thursday, 14 January 2021, | 13.00 - 15.00 WIB.

Click the link below to register for free at the spice up live webinar # 4:


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