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Danish Livestock Business Delegation to Indonesia

The Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) invite you to participate in an export promotion to Indonesia focusing on the livestock (Cattle, Poultry and Pork) value chain.

The delegation is set up to maximize Danish companies’ presence in Indonesia within the livestock value chain.  


  • As the 4th biggest population in the world, Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is the only member of G20 from the area. 
  • Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing and comparatively urbanized consumer markets, with economic growth (real GDP) projected to be 5.1%.
  • The middle class has been growing faster than other groups; there are now at least 52 million Indonesians in middle class.



  • The poultry industry in Indonesia is a key sector for the national economy, supplying more than the half of all animal protein demand in the country.
  • Chicken consumption in Indonesia increased from 3.5 to 6 kilograms per person per year between 2010 and 2019.
  • In 2021, the chicken production in Indonesia amounted to approximately 3.56 billion heads. 
  • The downstream sector of the poultry industry, i.e. the process chain close to the end user, such as processing and sales, is comparatively well developed for the big players. However, there are deficits in the steps upstream of production.
  • Additionally, as demand for chicken is increasing, demand for the import of technology for keeping, feeding, medical care, transport and slaughter, as well as cooling and storage is also increasing.


  • Indonesia’s milk production in 2022 was significantly affected by a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak that began mid-April. On average, post-outbreak milk production is 35% below the pre-FMD production rate.
  • Total dairy consumption in 2022 is estimated at 4.25 MMT. It is estimated that total dairy consumption will increase 6% in 2023 based on continuing strong retail demand for milk.
  • The government is keen to encourage the development of national dairy. However, several issues impact on dairy industry development in Indonesia, including: scarcity of forage and high price of dairy cattle feed and concentrates, low dairy cattle productivity (an average of about 10 litres of milk per cow per day), farm and herd management practices limited, as well as access to high-quality genetics.

Beef and pork

  • There has always been a gap between supply and demand of beef with national beef production only satisfying about 45% of demand, which has prompted the government to increase self-sufficiency efforts.
  • Efforts to increase cattle production will require technology imports especially in regard to disease prevention, provision of quality feed and optimization of insemination.
  • As a predominantly Muslim country, pork consumption in Indonesia remains minimal compared to the other markets in Southeast Asia. However, Indonesia still produces an increasing amount of pork every year, exporting a substantial amount to Singapore.
  • Commercial priorities within the sector include breeding genetically superior pigs, disease prevention and improvement of nutrition to lower mortality and gain higher profits.
  • Efficient slaughter facilities to ensure high quality and hygiene is in demand if applicable to Indonesian structure and price level.
  • Additionally, the handling of environmental pollution surrounding the farms is clearly an under-emphasised issue for the industry in Indonesia, which will require supporting bio solutions and technology to tackle. 

The delegation is open to participation from companies engaged in the entire value chain of livestock production, e.g.:

  • Breeding and genetics
  • Feed and feed additives
  • Farm equipment and biosecurity
  • Food processing and laboratory technology
  • Infrastructure, cold storage and transportation

Companies mentioned in the sectors above, that are either looking into penetrating the Indonesian market and/or already present in the market will benefit from participating in the delegation.


  • Engagements with public and private stakeholders to gain knowledge of the strategic developments in agriculture and the livestock value chain market in Indonesia.   
  • The opportunity to establish network with major players, relevant associations and key decision makers in the sector. 
  • Promote your company in Indonesia and expand your network. Direct contact to importers and end users of your products.
  • Participate in organized site visits to experience local production.

The below program is preliminary and will be finalized approximately one month before the delegation and will be based on input from participating companies. Preparatory meetings will be planned. Further we expect Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Jacob Jensen to participate in the delegation:

Friday, 22 September 2023

  • Arrival in Surabaya (suggested departure from Singapore).

Saturday, 23 September 2023

  • Activity briefing.
  • In depth business meeting with Indonesian companies tailored for relevant different sectors (i.e. poultry, pig production, cooling chain, etc.).
  • Business and networking dinner with Danish honorary consul, government officials and local business actors.

Sunday, 24 September 2023

  • Departure from Surabaya to Jakarta.

Monday, 25 September 2023

  • In depth business meeting with Indonesian companies tailored for different sectors (i.e. poultry, pig production, cooling chain, etc).
  • Business matching session. 
  • Networking dinner at the Ambassador’s residence. 

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

  • Organized site visit to establishments (Depending on the delegation, organized site visit will be divided into different relevant sectors). 

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

  • Departure from Jakarta to Bangkok (for delegation members that are going to Thailand).


The total price for participation in the business delegation to Indonesia is 13,600 DKK excl. flight, hotel and VAT per company for 1 representative and 5 guests at the reception.
Extra representative 2,000 DKK per person.

NOTE: The Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. However, only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoicing will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.

We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria’s change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink and hotel.

NOTE: The price is based on 7 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 percent subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark. 
If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1,5 mio. DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.

Flights and hotel are not included in the price. Upon registration, you will receive a travel suggestion.

Please register here, no later than 16 June 2023.
Registration is made in accordance with DAFC’s terms of participation.

Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Jeppe Søndergaard Pedersen, Chief Advisor, e-mail:, tel. +45 2331 7450

Embassy of Denmark to Indonesia, Hanne Larsen, Minister Counsellor Food & Agriculture / Jakarta, Indonesia, e-mail:, tel. +62 811 1935 9110



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Jeppe Søndergaard Pedersen