18 August 2022

Entrepreneurship in fisheries and food in Indonesia through ‘EFFECTIVE’ training programme (OKP-TMT+.21/00025)

SMK Negeri 2, Turen

The requesting organization is SMK Negeri 2, Turen in Malang (Indonesia), established in 2005. In 2020, the 864 students have been graduated, of which 178 in the Agribusiness Fresh Water Fish programme and Agribusiness Fish Processing programme.

SMK Negeri 2 main topics of interest:

SMK Negeri 2, Turen’s mission is the realization of professional and independent human resources through the development of science and technology with environmental insight. The school promises to deliver an education that is able to build intelligent and competitive people with manners, accuracy, and fairness that is relevant to the needs locally and globally.

Even though Indonesia has witnessed steady economic growth in recent years, food insecurity and undernutrition are persistent challenges, hence the relevance of this training. Some of the underlying problems are low productivity & quality of food product and subsequently high production cost price. Lack of skill and expertise of management and at farm level result in faulty use of fertilizers/pesticides, high post-harvest losses and high production risks are ), while consumer awareness on this and on nutritional value of fish is low.


Therefore, the focus of this training program is more on obtaining practical (teaching) skills on promotion of entrepreneurship and business development. In relation to fish processing technology, we aim to strengthen our training programme by linking to PT Varia Niaga Nusantara and PT Mutuagung Lestari (laboratory) as “training factories” and through upskilling of our teaching staff on food safety, hygiene, traceability and certification to be able to meet local and export demands

The central point of the training is the fish value chain and innovative solutions and technologies that can directly be applied within existing fish value chain systems, suitable to the current situation in the country. Developing the value chain by drawing on local available resources like a food stall (food chariot) and market trends like processed “catfish kobayaki” are examples of student ideas developed during given trainings. Technical aspects will be combined with a commercial strategy; product-market combinations and partnership building.


This project focuses on capacity development for a sustainable fish value chain in the field of entrepreneurship and business, market-oriented thinking, fish processing, food safety, hygiene and certification (for export entry).

The training programs:

  • Program 1: Certification system for food handlers, food supervisors and horeca in Indonesia
  • Program 2: Value addition and fish processing for small processing plants
  • Program 3: Business development and entrepreneurship

Elements of curriculum development, training of trainers, linkage and collaboration with the private sector and assignments for students are embedded in each program.

The program is intended to establish systems that build up the capacity of SMK to continuously and creatively develop the ability of the teachers to meet the requirements of skilled manpower of the industries.


Market stall fish - Value Addition training

Market stall fish – Value Addition training

Fish practicals - Value Addition training

Fish practicals – Value Addition training

The participants of the Entrepreneurship Training

The participants of the Entrepreneurship Training

The training hall - Entrepreneurship training

The training hall – Entrepreneurship training

Entrepreneurship training Day 3

Entrepreneurship training Day 3


Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, as part of the Orange Knowledge Programme, project number OKP-TMT.21/00143.




April 2021 – December 2022

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