ABOUT US

About Our Farmers, Our Community & Our Dreams

The founder and also main team of Koperasi Nirasatria are second generation of the coconut farmers, who live from and for sugar and the farmers. So, we know exactly what our farmers need. Nirasatria needs to grow, but more than that we need the farmers community to grow together with us.

 

Our Story

Banyumas, a small city in Central Java is the home of the Indonesian villagers who grow and harvest our Coconut Sugar. The majority of people in Cilongok Sub-District, Banyumas worked as sugar farmers to be made block sugar. The sugar was used for sweet-soy sauce factory. However, The farmers here should face some problems, such as the sugar price instability, the dependency of the farmers to broker, no guarantee of supplier, weak market access, and low quality of sugar resulting the low product competitiveness.

 

Concerning those issues, the generation of the farmer community started to think about how to change mindset of the local farmers to develop or make innovation ofthe products with the basic product of organic coconut sugar. In 2011, “NIRASATRIA” was established to begin the production of natural and hygienic organic coconut sugar. Our intention is “Produce the best quality of Indonesian coconut sugars, and share them with the world”.

 

 

Preserving The People, Earth, and Local Wisdom

Our coconut farmers use a centuries old technique to provide us with this healthy sweetener, which in turn ensures a steady source of income for their community. Coconut Sugar gives these farmers the potential for a better life. This is a unique tradition of the Javanese and they are known to produce the best quality Coconut Sugar. It pays tribute to the region’s proud farming heritage and integrates this with modern standards of quality control.

 

All of farmers will always deal directly with us – never a middle man. More than 1,500 farmers joined and maintained by us today. We value every link of the food chain: the farmrs, our distributors, small and big customers and our planet. We are committed to the sustainability of rural communities and the certified quality of our products.

 

Organic Promise

Chemical free, pesticide free, artificial free and no nasties added. That’s the organic promise we make for all our coconut sweetener products. We comply with USDA and EU international organic standards and train our farmers of good harvesting and processing practices. An ICS (Internal Control System) agent is also implemented to check and maintain the product quality and processing guidelines conducted by the farmers, ensuring every delivery sent is always of superior quality as promised.

 

Farming & Production Process

We implement organic farming methods, consistent training of good manufacturing practice – and together with our Internal Control System team, we execute a strict control throughout our production processes to ensure that the products meet our customers’ expectations of quality standard. We make sure of this in every sack and every batch. We care so much it’s ridiculous, and we dedicate our long-term focus into advancing every step of process wherever possible, continuously striving for improvements in order to yield the best quality products. This is our promise to you.

 

All of our products have been strictly inspected before shipment which helps us to maintain good reputation among our clients. With advanced technology and fully equipped machinery, we are able to produce large quantity of quality products in minimum time schedule. We also have spacious warehouse with safe storage area enables us to handle large as well as small orders with given time schedule.

 

Our Commitment

The founder and also main team of Koperasi Nirasatria are second generation of the coconut farmers, who live from and for sugar and the farmers. So, we know exactly what our farmers need. Nirasatria needs to grow, but more than that we need the farmers community to grow together with us.

 

Nirasatria thrives because of its skilled coconut sugar farmers whose professions involve climbing, on average, 30 coconut trees a day – upwards of 30 metres tall, twice a day. That’s 60 climbs in one day! Or 120 if you count coming down as downward ‘climbing’.

 

When Nirasatria stepped in, we were working with plenty enough farmers whose adapted coconut sugar practices were accustomed to the usage of inorganic preservative substances, and lacked quality control and guidance that resulted in inconsistency of product quality that struggled in the market. It was no easy task to modify the culture, but we are happy to say the efforts that have been put in, in order to improve quality and consistency throughout our sweetener products have paid off! The benefits are deep-felt by the farmers themselves, alongside their families and communities. Through our work, Nirasatria have enabled profitability and have bettered the quality of lives in communities that once struggled to make living. What we are working with here is truly quite amazing.

 

Our expectation is that everything coming from the farmers will be back to the farmers.

 

Community Activities

  • Monthly Meetings

  • Goat Farms

  • Seeds for Village

  • Energy-Saving Furnace Production

  • Production Assistance

 

Community Project

  • Building school for farmers’ children

  • Healthcare Center

  • Organic Sugar Training Center

  • Community Store

  • Youth-Atelier