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Brucellosis Under the Microscope: Vet Insights and Prevention Tactics

June 12

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Shrimp Farmers Unite to Bolster Shrimp Health with Adisseo by Bahtera

June 4

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Men’s Skincare and the Fight Against Time

May 29

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Men’s Skincare Evolution From Neglect to Necessity

May 22

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Shrimp Farming Feats and Fend-Offs Against White Spot Syndrome Virus

May 16

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Shrimp Farm: Setting Sail in Indonesia’s Rising Industry

May 7

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Sustainable Palm Oil: Inspiring Talks with Bahtera Teams Up and IPB University

April 24

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#WhyWomen: Celebrating the Women Empowerment in Bahtera Adi Jaya

April 22

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Brucellosis Under the Microscope: Vet Insights and Prevention Tactics

As the joyous spirit of Eid al-Adha fills the air, the tradition of Qurban brings communities together in a spirit of generosity and compassion. But amidst the preparations, ensuring the health of sacrificial animals becomes a top priority. One critical concern during this period is brucellosis, a zoonotic bacterial disease that can infect various livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. 

This disease not only poses a threat to livestock health and productivity, but it can also transmit to humans through direct contact with infected animals or their unpasteurized products like milk and meat. This potential for human infection underscores the importance of implementing robust disease control measures, particularly during the increased animal movement and interactions associated with Qurban festivities.

Brucellosis in Indonesia

Brucellosis, caused by the Brucella bacteria, can lead to severe reproductive issues in livestock, including abortions and infertility. In Indonesia, the disease remains prevalent, partly due to limited awareness and inadequate preventive measures. 

In a recent interview, Bahtera’s veterinarian, Lida Rahmah, shared her observations on the current brucellosis situation in Indonesia. “The incidence of brucellosis in Indonesia remains quite high due to a lack of adequate information on effective prevention methods,” she noted. The primary challenge in controlling brucellosis, lies in “managing the movement of ruminant animals, which is still poorly monitored across various regions.” This highlights the need for stricter measures to control and prevent brucellosis transmission.

Preventive Measures

Vaccination is considered the primary preventive measure against brucellosis in livestock. However, vaccination alone cannot completely eradicate the disease. This is where disinfection steps in as a critical partner in breaking the transmission chain of brucellosis. 

Disinfection involves the meticulous cleaning and application of disinfectants to surfaces and environments contaminated with the Brucella bacteria. These disinfectants act like microscopic assassins, which effectively eliminate the bacteria and prevent its further spread. By combining a robust vaccination program with thorough disinfection practices, livestock farmers can significantly reduce the risk of brucellosis transmission within their herds and contribute to a healthier overall environment for both animals and humans.

Disinfectants for Brucellosis Control

Two effective disinfectants for brucellosis control are benzalkonium chloride (BKC) and glutaraldehyde. BKC is a type of quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) that disrupts the cell membranes of bacteria, causing them to die. Glutaraldehyde, on the other hand, is an aldehyde-based disinfectant that denatures proteins and nucleic acids in bacteria, rendering them inactive.

Additionally, to improve prevention and control, Lida as a veterinarian recommended that farmers should always be aware of this disease and actively participate in local prevention efforts. “This disease causes considerable losses, so it is crucial to implement stringent preventive measures,” she advised. Continuous education and proactive involvement from both farmers and policymakers are essential to effectively tackle brucellosis in Indonesia.

Nonetheless, veterinarian Lida expressed optimism about the future of brucellosis control in Indonesia, stating, “The outlook is quite positive now that there are frequent awareness campaigns about the ramifications farmers can face if they ignore this disease.”

In conclusion, Brucellosis poses a significant threat to livestock health and public health, especially during Qurban. Implementing effective preventive measures, including vaccination and proper disinfection practices, is crucial to control and eradicate the disease. By working together, veterinarians, livestock owners, and policymakers can safeguard animal and human health. Find your solutions with Bahtera today!

Shrimp Farmers Unite to Bolster Shrimp Health with Adisseo by Bahtera

Bahtera is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for all business enthusiasts. In line with this commitment, on May 21, Bahtera organized a coaching clinic for shrimp farmers in Probolinggo. We collaborated with one of our esteemed principals, Adisseo. The event was titled “Coaching Clinic: Optimizing Shrimp Health by Adisseo with Bahtera.” It aimed to address the pressing issues of shrimp health and disease management.

Key Insights to Shrimp Health

Shrimp health remains a critical concern for shrimp farmers, as diseases can significantly impact productivity and profitability. Ensuring the health of shrimp involves several factors, including their habitat, water quality, and feed. Farmers must be able to recognize and understand shrimp behavior, such as gathering in the middle or at the sides of the pond, to assess their health status effectively.

During the coaching clinic, Bahtera and Adisseo introduced and demonstrated the use of three key products designed to maintain shrimp health and increase harvest yields: Sanacore® GM, Bacti-Nil® Aqua, and Aquavit C.

  1. Sanacore® GM: A functional feed additive that reduces the impact of diseases and parasites, thus optimizing shrimp productivity. Sanacore® GM actively works to optimize healthy gut microbiota and suppress the growth and virulence of disease agents.
  2. Bacti-Nil® Aqua: An effective and affordable organic acid blend that reduces the impact of pathogenic bacteria on shrimp productivity. Bacti-Nil® Aqua acts synergistically as an anti-bacterial agent targeting major pathogenic bacteria in aquaculture, including both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
  3. Aquavit C: Highly thermostable and bioavailable Vitamin C for fish and shrimp. Aquavit C remains stable during feed processing, helping to meet the essential Vitamin C requirements of all shrimp species for optimal growth, wound healing, improved stress resistance, and enhanced immunity and disease resistance.

White Spot Disease

During the clinic, we also addressed common shrimp diseases such as white spot disease and Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). White spot disease, caused by the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), is highly contagious and can lead to massive shrimp mortality. We discussed preventive measures, such as maintaining optimal water quality and biosecurity protocols, to minimize the risk of infection. Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a microsporidian parasite that affects the hepatopancreas of shrimp, leading to stunted growth and significant economic losses. The importance of early detection and management strategies, including the use of functional feed additives like Sanacore® GM and maintaining a clean culture environment, were emphasized to control the spread of EHP.

The Audience Respond to the Importance of Shrimp Health

The coaching clinic attracted around 35 enthusiastic shrimp farmers who actively participated and engaged with the presenters. Their interest was evident through the numerous questions posed, highlighting the relevance and importance of the topics discussed.

Moving Forward

Building on the success of the coaching clinic, Bahtera is excited to announce our participation in the upcoming Shrimp Aquaculture Conference in Bali, scheduled for June 5-6, 2024. We invite all shrimp farmers to visit our booth at the event, where we will showcase Sanacore® GM, Bacti-Nil® Aqua, and Aquavit C. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about our products and how shrimp farmers can help optimize shrimp health and productivity. Additionally, you can gain valuable insights, network with industry professionals, and discover the latest advancements in shrimp farming. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your shrimp farming practices with Bahtera.

Bahtera remains committed to supporting shrimp farmers with cutting-edge solutions. Our recent coaching clinic in Probolinggo and our upcoming presence at the Shrimp Aquaculture Conference in Bali underscore our dedication to advancing the aquaculture industry. Find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Men’s Skincare and the Fight Against Time

Forget the stereotype of the ruggedly handsome man who scoffs at the idea of a skincare routine. This outdated ideal is fading fast. Today’s man embraces a more holistic approach to well-being, recognizing that men’s skincare is not a sign of vanity, but rather a commitment to projecting his best self. The tide is turning, and men are actively reclaiming their stake in the fight against aging.

Breaking Down the Barriers with Men’s Skincare

The days of skincare being a feminine pursuit are changing. Societal norms are evolving, and men are actively seeking solutions to maintain youthful, healthy-looking skin. This interest is well-founded – male skin is a different beast altogether, typically thicker and oilier than its female counterpart. Recognizing this, modern anti-aging products cater specifically to these needs, featuring potent ingredients like retinol, peptides, and vitamin C to target wrinkles, loss of firmness, and other concerns. 

Nature’s Anti-Aging Arsenal

At the heart of this revolution lies a growing demand for natural and organic ingredients.  Organic skincare products bypass synthetic chemicals, harnessing the power of botanical extracts, plant-based oils, and herbal infusions. These formulations nourish and rejuvenate the skin without harsh additives, aligning with a desire for gentler, more holistic skincare solutions. Organic skincare offers a powerful alternative that respects your skin’s natural balance.

Nature’s beauty arsenal holds a wealth of potent ingredients for combating the signs of aging. Sheer shea butter, extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, provides deep hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola, is a herb revered in traditional medicine for its wound-healing properties and ability to stimulate collagen production, promoting firmer, younger-looking skin. And Baobab, often called the “tree of life”, isn’t just a mythical symbol of strength and longevity. Extracts from its leaves are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, offering natural protection against free radical damage. Speci’Men™ harnesses the power of sustainably sourced Baobab leaves to create a men’s skincare line that’s as good for your skin as it is for the environment. Speci’Men™ taps into the wisdom of nature to empower men to age gracefully and confidently. 

Cruelty-Free Confidence

Vegan skincare takes the commitment to natural ingredients a step further. These products exclude animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals, resonating with consumers who prioritize ethical practices. Nevertheless, vegan formulations are powerhouses in their own right. They utilize plant-based alternatives brimming with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to deliver the same effectiveness as traditional products, while upholding your ethical standards. Cutting-edge science has unlocked the potential of plant extracts like bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, or marula oil, rich in hydrating and antioxidant properties. Vegan skincare allows you to achieve a healthy appearance while aligning your choices with your values.

The emergence of organic, vegan, and sustainable men’s anti-aging solutions represents a significant shift in the way we view masculinity and self-care. By embracing these principles, men can not only defy the signs of aging but also contribute to a more compassionate and environmentally conscious world. This focus on well-being extends beyond the surface, empowering men to age gracefully and sustainably, one informed decision at a time. It’s about looking and feeling your best, while leaving a positive mark on the world around you. So, ditch the outdated notions and embrace a new era of self-care – a holistic approach that prioritizes both your well-being and the well-being of the planet.

As part of this growing movement, Bahtera will be participating in the Indonesia Cosmetic Ingredients (ICI 2024) event. We invite everyone to visit our booth from 29-31 May 2024 at Hall D, JIEXPO Kemayoran. The event offers free entry and is an excellent opportunity to explore the latest in skincare innovations and trends. Come join us and find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Men’s Skincare Evolution From Neglect to Necessity

Gone are the days when a man’s bathroom cabinet consisted solely of a forgotten bar of soap and a can of generic aftershave. Today, a new wave of personal care is washing over the male demographic, and it’s not just about aesthetics. The rise of men’s skincare represents a fascinating cultural shift, one that redefines masculinity and embraces a more holistic approach to well-being.

From Pastels to Practicality

For much of the 20th century, skincare has been viewed as a feminine pursuit. Advertisements brimmed with pastel tones and floral fragrances, targeting a specific audience. Men’s grooming routines were minimalistic, often limited to the basics of shaving cream and aftershave. Cultural norms dictated that a rugged, weathered appearance was a symbol of masculinity, and any deviation into the realm of lotions and potions was often met with skepticism. However, as societal views on gender roles began to evolve, so too did the perception of self-care for men.

Skincare’s Gender Shift

The rise of social media has played a pivotal role. Male influencers are openly discussing their skincare routines, normalizing the practice and showcasing its benefits. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram provide a wealth of educational content, empowering men to make informed choices about their skin health.

Secondly, the growing emphasis on overall wellness has fostered a more inclusive approach to self-care. Men are realizing that healthy skin is not just about appearances, but about overall well-being. Dermatologists have also emphasized that proper skincare transcends gender, highlighting the importance of caring for the body’s largest organ.

The Market Responds to Men’s Skincare

The men’s personal care market is experiencing significant growth, with a market size valued at USD 30.8 billion in 2021. This trend is projected to continue, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% expected from 2022 to 2030. The market, recognizing this evolving landscape, has responded with a surge of products specifically designed for men’s unique needs. Brands are creating targeted cleansers, moisturizers, and serums that address concerns like thicker skin and oil production. Men no longer have to settle for generic, unisex formulations. Today, they have access to a comprehensive range of products that cater to their specific requirements.

Marketing strategies have also adapted to resonate with the modern male consumer. Advertisements now focus on practicality and efficacy, utilizing imagery and language that either align with contemporary masculinity or cater to all genders. Packaging has become sleek and minimalist, eschewing the frills and florals of traditional skincare products.

The rise of men’s skincare transcends mere aesthetics. It signifies a cultural shift in redefining masculinity, challenging the notion that self-care is a feminine trait. This movement fosters a sense of community among men, creating spaces for open discussions and shared experiences.

As awareness and acceptance continue to grow, the men’s skincare industry is poised for further expansion. This quiet revolution is transforming how men perceive themselves and how society perceives their approach to self-care. 

Additionally, as part of this growing movement, Bahtera will be participating in the Indonesia Cosmetic Ingredients (ICI 2024) event. We invite everyone to visit our booth from 29-31 May 2024 at Hall D, JIEXPO Kemayoran. The event offers free entry and is an excellent opportunity to explore the latest in skincare innovations and trends. Come join us and find your solutions with Bahtera here

 

Shrimp Farming Feats and Fend-Offs Against White Spot Syndrome Virus

As consumer demand for seafood skyrockets, shrimp farming has blossomed into a lucrative global enterprise. This sector plays a vital role in securing food security and boosting economic growth in many regions. Yet, despite its promising prospects, shrimp farmers must navigate a multitude of challenges that can significantly impact their success. 

Biological threats like White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) pose constant risks. Proactive disease prevention measures are needed to safeguard shrimp populations. A strategic approach with effective solutions for environmental and biological challenges is essential. This ensures the long-term health and profitability of shrimp farming.

White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)

Among the biological challenges faced by shrimp farmers, White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) stands out as particularly devastating. This highly contagious virus can rapidly spread through a shrimp population, causing mass mortalities and significant economic losses. WSSV poses substantial risks due to:

  • High Mortality Rate: WSSV can cause mortality rates exceeding 80% within days of infection, leaving farmers with decimated stocks.
  • Broad Host Range: The virus infects a wide variety of shrimp species, making it difficult to control outbreaks once they occur.
  • Environmental Persistence: WSSV can remain active in pond sediments for extended periods, posing a risk for future stocking cycles.

Building a Biosecurity Fortress for Shrimp Farming

To minimize the impact of these threats and ensure the long-term sustainability of shrimp farming, robust biosecurity measures are essential. Here are some key areas of focus:

  1. Water Quality Management: Regularly monitoring and maintaining optimal water parameters is crucial. This includes controlling temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and ammonia levels to create a healthy environment that limits stress and disease susceptibility in shrimp.
  2. Sustainable Feed Management: Utilizing high-quality, balanced feed formulated for specific shrimp life stages ensures optimal nutrition, minimizes waste products that contribute to poor water quality, and promotes healthy growth.
  3. Responsible Use of Antibiotics: Antibiotics should only be used as a last resort to treat established diseases, following proper administration protocols to minimize the risk of antibiotic resistance. Exploring alternative disease prevention strategies like those mentioned above can help reduce dependence on antibiotics.
  4. Proactive Disease Prevention: Implementing a comprehensive biosecurity plan is a must. This may include quarantine procedures for new shrimp stock, disinfection protocols for equipment and ponds between cycles, and regular health checks for shrimp to detect diseases early. Additionally, incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into the diet can support a healthy gut microbiome in shrimp, boosting their immune system and reducing disease susceptibility.

When it comes to proactive disease prevention, a broad-spectrum health promotor specifically designed for the aquaculture industry like Sanacore, holds promise as a potential ally in combating the challenges faced by shrimp farmers. Sanacore works through a combination of mechanisms to enhance shrimp health and productivity, especially against WSSV. It strengthens the shrimp’s immune system, making them more resistant to infections and diseases. 

Additionally, Sanacore promotes a healthy gut microbiome, which improves nutrient absorption and contributes to overall shrimp health. Furthermore, Sanacore’s properties control pathogens and prevent disease outbreaks effectively. Its anti-inflammatory effects also reduce stress and promote healing, further contributing to the overall well-being of the shrimp.

By adopting a multi-pronged approach that prioritizes both optimal water quality and robust biosecurity measures, shrimp farmers can create a healthy environment for their stock.  Incorporating innovative solutions like Sanacore can further enhance this approach, bolstering shrimp health and resilience against devastating diseases like WSSV. This combined strategy paves the way for a secure and sustainable future for the shrimp farming industry. It ensures continued contributions to food security and economic growth. Find your solutions with Bahtera here

Shrimp Farm: Setting Sail in Indonesia’s Rising Industry

The allure of shrimp farm ponds and the promise of a prosperous future beckons many aspiring shrimp farmers in Indonesia. This dynamic industry has seen a remarkable rise, fueled by global demand for succulent seafood and Indonesia’s ideal geographical conditions. 

But like any seafaring journey, venturing into shrimp farming requires careful planning and an understanding of the currents you’ll encounter. From fluctuating market prices and disease outbreaks to regulatory hurdles and international trade policies, the path forward requires careful consideration and strategic action. 

Understanding the Market Tides: Insights into Indonesian Shrimp Farming Dynamics

The Indonesian shrimp farming industry has experienced significant ups and downs in recent years. These fluctuations can be attributed to a complex interplay of global and domestic factors. 

Supply and demand dynamics, influenced by global shrimp production and consumer preferences, heavily affect Indonesian export prices. For instance, a disease outbreak in Vietnam can abruptly raise Indonesian shrimp prices as buyers seek alternative sources.

Currently, the Indonesian shrimp farming industry is experiencing a period of relative price stability. Average export prices hover between USD 6 and USD 7 per kilogram, a level that allows for profitability for most well-managed farms. However, experts are cautiously optimistic about the future. 

Growing demand from key markets like the US and China may raise prices. However, this must be weighed against production costs, competition, and disease risks. Staying informed through industry publications and government reports is crucial for smart decisions.

Identifying the Enemy: Combatting Shrimp Diseases

Shrimp diseases pose a constant threat to the Indonesian shrimp farming industry, which may jeopardize the profitability and sustainability of countless operations. These microscopic enemies can decimate entire ponds within days, leaving farmers devastated and facing significant financial losses. 

It is important for aspiring shrimp farmers to familiarize themselves with prevalent shrimp diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Infectious Hypodermal and Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), and Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis Syndrome (NHP). Understanding their symptoms and the devastating impact they can have is crucial for early detection and intervention. Investing in diagnostic tools can empower you to identify potential outbreaks swiftly.

Devising the First Line of Defense Shrimp Farming

Given the devastating impact of these diseases, devising a robust biosecurity program is essential for shrimp farmers. Biosecurity encompasses a series of measures aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of pathogens within a shrimp farm. This includes regular water quality monitoring to maintain optimal parameters for shrimp health, strict sanitation practices for ponds and equipment to prevent pathogen introduction. 

Farmers can utilize footbaths and designated clothing for workers entering the farm area to minimize the risk of contamination. Following protocols after harvest allows for natural decomposition of organic matter and reduces disease-causing organisms. Whenever possible, it is advisable to stock your ponds with disease-resistant shrimp strains developed through selective breeding programs. However, remember that these strains offer an additional layer of protection, not absolute immunity.

Shrimp Farm Challenges: Navigating Anti-Dumping Policies

Indonesian shrimp farmers navigate challenges from global trade policies, including anti-dumping measures by major importers like the US and EU, impacting profitability.

Anti-dumping duties are tariffs imposed on imported goods that are believed to be sold at a price lower than their fair market value in the exporting country. These measures aim to shield domestic producers from unfair competition by foreign firms possibly benefiting from government subsidies or cost advantages.

While the rationale behind anti-dumping measures is understandable, their application can have a mixed impact on Indonesian shrimp farmers. On the one hand, these measures can cause lower export prices for Indonesian shrimp. Anti-dumping duties raise Indonesian shrimp prices, prompting foreign buyers to seek alternative suppliers. This can bring about a decrease in demand and a subsequent drop in export prices for Indonesian farmers.

Obtaining Shrimp Farming Permits

Establishing a shrimp farming operation in Indonesia requires obtaining the necessary permits and licenses from relevant government agencies. These permits typically cover aspects such as land use, water usage, and environmental compliance. Shrimp farmers must comply with regulations and environmental standards to protect the ecosystem. Here are some key permits you’ll likely encounter:

  1. Land Use Permit (Izin Usaha Pemanfaatan Tanah – IUPT): This permit authorizes the use of land for shrimp farming purposes. It’s typically issued by the National Land Agency (Badan Pertanahan Nasional – BPN) or local government authorities depending on the land category (state-owned, private, etc.). The application process may involve land use feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments for larger projects.
  2. Water Use Permit (Hak Pengusahaan Air – HPA): This permit grants permission to extract and utilize water resources for your shrimp farm. It’s obtained from the Water Resources Management Agency (Balai Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Air – BPSDA) after demonstrating responsible water management practices and ensuring sufficient water availability without impacting surrounding communities.
  3. Environmental Impact Analysis (Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan – Amdal): For larger shrimp farming projects with a potential for significant environmental impact, an Amdal report detailing the project’s environmental impact and mitigation strategies is mandatory. This report requires approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan – KLHK).
  4. Business Permit (Izin Usaha): A business permit, obtained from the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – BKPM) or the One-Stop Service for Investment (Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu – PTSP) at the local level, authorizes the operation of your shrimp farm as a commercial entity.

To thrive in Indonesia’s dynamic shrimp farming industry, continuous learning is vital. Attend workshops by government, universities, or industry groups for the latest technologies and practices. Join industry associations and online forums to connect with experienced farmers, share knowledge, and access valuable resources. Additionally, you can find your solutions with Bahtera here. 

 

Sustainable Palm Oil: Inspiring Talks with Bahtera Teams Up and IPB University

On Sunday, April 21st, 2024, the halls of IPB University thrummed with a different kind of energy. Bahtera Adi Jaya joined forces with the student-led BEM Faperta (Student Executive Board) to host the exciting event, “Bahtera Goes to Campus 2024: Developments and Innovations in Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation.” This engaging session brought together 150 enthusiastic agriculture students eager to explore the exciting world of advancements in sustainable palm oil plantation practices.

The prestigious Auditorium Toyib Hadiwijaya provided the perfect setting for the day’s informative talks. The agenda featured distinguished speakers offering unique perspectives on the future of palm oil production.

A Shared Vision for Palm Oil Sustainability

The program kicked off with warm welcomes from key figures. M. Ghozi Maulana, President of BEM Faperta IPB, expressed his sincere appreciation to Bahtera for collaborating with the student body. He highlighted the timely and relevant theme of the event, emphasizing its importance for future agricultural leaders.

Dr. Ir. Afra Donatha Nimia Makalew, MSc., Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Alumni, echoed Maulana’s sentiments. She applauded the collaborative spirit between Bahtera and BEM Faperta, underlining the importance of industry and academia working together to tackle the challenges of sustainable development. Dr. Ir. Afra also commended Bahtera’s dedication to supporting education and research at IPB. The Vice Dean emphasized the event’s role as a platform for students to develop knowledge and skills in sustainable palm oil production.

Representing Bahtera, Mrs. Amilia Sutedjo, Business Unit Manager for Agriculture & Animal Care, expressed her appreciation to IPB University and the involved student body. She emphasized the significance of sustainable agriculture practices and best practices within the palm oil industry. Mrs. Sutedjo highlighted the event’s objective to bridge the gap between academia and industry, fostering a platform for not just presentations, but also open discussions and lively idea exchange.

Expert Consultant InsightsMr. Nursidik Explaining the importance of the sustainable palm oil industry in Indonesia.

The event seamlessly transitioned into captivating presentations by industry veterans, providing valuable insights into their sectors’ current landscape and future trajectory. Among these esteemed speakers was Mr. Nursidik, a highly respected consultant renowned for his expertise in palm oil plantation management.

With an engaging demeanor and a wealth of experience, Mr. Nursidik delivered a comprehensive talk on the latest innovations in sustainable palm oil production. He covered palm oil mechanics, production processes, and RSPO certification strategies, addressing key aspects vital for industry sustainability.

In his comprehensive presentation, Mr. Nursidik shed light on the vital importance of the sustainable palm oil industry in Indonesia. He emphasized palm oil’s crucial role as a primary raw material for multiple sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and biofuels. With each hectare of oil palm plantation yielding considerably more vegetable oil than other crops, its impact on economic growth and job creation is significant. Furthermore, he emphasized the relative ease of cultivating oil palm, making it accessible to both large-scale plantations and smallholder farmers. However, Mr. Nursidik emphasized the importance of managing palm oil operations with a focus on environmental, social, and economic factors. He underscored that responsible and sustainable practices are essential for the industry’s success while preserving harmony with ecosystems.

Market Development Specialist for Agriculture & Animal Health Insight
Market Development Specialist for Agriculture & Animal Health presentate the focus from broad trends to practical solutions on sustainable agriculture practices.

After Mr. Nursidik’s insightful speech on sustainable palm oil production, Mr. Haiqhal Akbar, Market Development Specialist at PT. Bahtera Adi Jaya, took the stage. His presentation shifted the focus to practical solutions, highlighting how Bahtera can empower the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Mr. Haiqhal emphasized that Bahtera offers more than just distribution; it’s a comprehensive resource for responsible industry practices. He showcased Bahtera’s wide range of innovative solutions and strict quality control, ensuring partners stay at the forefront of sustainability.

An Interactive Exploration
Students actively participated in discussions

Engagement throughout the day was off the charts. Students actively participated in discussions, asking insightful questions and digging deep into the presented information. The event created an enthusiastic learning environment for participants to explore the complexities and opportunities in sustainable palm oil. With a welcoming atmosphere, it facilitated fruitful exchanges between attendees and speakers, fostering collaboration and inspiration.

“Bahtera Goes to Campus 2024” concluded on a high note, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees. The day successfully ignited a spark of inspiration and provided valuable new knowledge for these future agricultural leaders. The event served as a testament to Bahtera’s ongoing commitment to supporting the development of a more sustainable palm oil industry for a greener future. As a result of participating in this event, the attendees have successfully formulated their solution with Bahtera.

#WhyWomen: Celebrating the Women Empowerment in Bahtera Adi Jaya

This Kartini’s Day, Bahtera Adi Jaya celebrates the remarkable women who propel our company forward through their unwavering commitment to women empowerment. Bahtera answers the question #WhyWomen? Consequently, because of the unique strengths and perspectives they bring to leadership roles.

Leadership Beyond Gender

At Bahtera, we recognize that leadership isn’t defined by gender, but by the qualities a leader embodies. Our women leaders excel at fostering collaboration, building strong teams that leverage diverse viewpoints, and driving women empowerment. They champion open communication, fostering a trusting environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute. This empathetic approach creates a ripple effect, fostering a positive and productive work environment for all.

The path to leadership is rarely smooth, and women navigate the professional world with unwavering determination. They overcome obstacles with grace and inspire those around them to do the same. Their tenacity in the face of challenges is a cornerstone of their success, proving that leadership thrives on grit and perseverance. These women are not just role models, they are testaments to the boundless potential that resides within each of us.

Executive Perspective

Novita Meliza Winarso – President Director

“Why women? Women are often recognized for their innate maternal instincts, a quality that extends far beyond motherhood. Just as a mother instinctively knows what’s best for her children, women bring this same nurturing approach to leadership roles,thus fostering women empowerment. Moreover, they offer unwavering support, guidance, and gentle correction when necessary, fostering an environment where individuals and teams can thrive.”

Novita’s journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya has been one of continuous growth and dedication. Starting at the age of 26 from a position in Finance and Accounting, she climbed the ranks through sheer determination and a passion for excellence. Her resilience and innovative mindset have propelled her to the prestigious role of President Director.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Novita emphasizes open communication, respect, and collaboration. By championing diversity and providing equal opportunities, she creates a supportive environment where women can thrive and excel.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of encouragement and perseverance. Novita believes that with dedication, resilience, and a commitment to continuous learning, every woman has the potential to shatter glass ceilings and make a lasting impact in their chosen field.

Product Manager Perspective

Lindawati Teng – Product Manager

“Women leaders excel in emotional intelligence, a crucial trait for effective leadership. Their innate empathy, communication skills, and collaborative approach foster a positive and productive work environment, driving success and innovation.”

Lindawati’s career journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya is a witness to her passion for innovation and excellence. Starting in the year of 2005 as a Sales Representative, she swiftly rose through the ranks, harnessing her creativity and strategic vision to drive product development initiatives.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Lindawati recognizes the importance of fostering an inclusive work culture where everyone feels comfortable voicing their concerns. She actively listens to the needs and concerns of her colleagues. This creates a safe space for open communication and allows her to address issues that might otherwise hinder collective success.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and self-belief. Lindawati encourages women to embrace their unique strengths, pursue their passions relentlessly, and never underestimate their capacity to effect positive change in the world.

Supply Chain Manager Perspective

Rita Dwi Wahyuni – Supply Chain Manager

“Why women? Because women bring a unique perspective to leadership, characterized by attention to details, empathy and intuition. In decision-making, these qualities enable us to consider the broader implications and make choices that resonate with both stakeholders and the community.”

Rita’s career trajectory from Administration Staff to Supply Chain Manager at Bahtera Adi Jaya reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity. With a background in procurement, she has played a pivotal role in optimizing supply chain operations and driving cost-efficiency initiatives.

To create an inclusive work environment, Rita emphasizes the importance of diversity, promoting awareness and understanding among employees. By fostering a culture of efficiency, respect and acceptance, she cultivates a sense of belonging where women can thrive and excel.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of courage and resilience. Rita encourages women to be proactive, communicative, embrace their unique talents and perspectives, to speak up and advocate for themselves, and to never let obstacles deter them from pursuing their dreams.

Business Unit Manager Perspective

Donna Friska Sihombing – Business Unit Manager F&B

“Why women? Because women possess exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, facilitating effective communication and conflict resolution. In leadership, these attributes are invaluable in fostering collaboration and building strong, cohesive teams.”

Donna’s career at Bahtera Adi Jaya has been defined by her passion for culinary excellence and innovation. With a background in food and beverage management, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives to elevate the food and dining quality for passengers aboard the Bahtera.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Donna advocates for equality and equity. By providing support and guidance for all regardless of gender, she empowers women and  to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential in the workplace.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and perseverance. Donna encourages women to embrace their unique strengths, to pursue their passions relentlessly, and to never let societal norms or stereotypes limit their potential for success.

Amilia Sutedjo – Business Unit Manager Industrial Solution & Agriculture and Animal Care

“Why women? Why not.”

Amilia’s career journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya is proof of her expertise in the Animal & Agriculture and Industrial Solution to drive business growth. As a leader, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s initiatives.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Amilia advocates for diversity and inclusion training, promoting awareness and understanding among all employees. By fostering a culture of respect and acceptance, she creates an environment where both men and women can thrive and succeed.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and determination. Amilia encourages women to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, to believe in themselves and their abilities, and to never let anyone else define their worth or potential.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Bahtera Adi Jaya answers the question “Why?” by showcasing the stories of our accomplished women leaders. Through their journeys, we demonstrate that leadership transcends gender boundaries. Aspiring women see themselves reflected in these role models, challenging the notion that leadership is confined to a particular gender. It’s a powerful message resonating with young women and people from diverse backgrounds, inspiring them to pursue leadership aspirations confidently.

Fueling Innovation

We firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is a thriving workplace. Lastly the #WhyWomen movement isn’t just about celebrating achievements – it’s about advocating for a future where gender equality is a reality. therefore, we strive to create an environment where all individuals, regardless of background, feel empowered to reach their full potential. This fosters a culture of innovation, where a multitude of perspectives come together to drive progress. It’s time to rewrite the narrative – be the change and solution you wish to see with Bahtera here

Emulan LVA Assists in Weathering the Storm and Protecting Crops from Harm

The rhythmic patter of rain on rooftops might bring a sense of peace and rejuvenation for many, but for farmers, the arrival of the rainy season can be a double-edged sword. While the downpours replenish parched fields and promote healthy plant growth, they also create an environment ripe for pests and plant diseases to flourish. Increased humidity (often exceeding 80%) and heavy rainfall provide ideal breeding grounds for these unwelcome guests, threatening the health and productivity of crops. Amidst these challenges, farmers are turning to innovative solutions like Emulan LVA to bolster their defenses against agricultural threats.

Challenges of Pest Control During the Rainy Season

One major concern for farmers during the rainy season is the diminished effectiveness of pesticide applications. Rain can readily wash away these crucial lines of defense before they have a chance to make a significant impact on pest populations. Studies have shown that rainfall events exceeding 10mm can significantly reduce the residual activity of conventional pesticides applied to plant surfaces. Additionally, high humidity hinders the stomatal uptake of pesticides by plant leaves, further reducing their efficacy. Stomata are microscopic pores on plant leaves that regulate gas exchange and can also serve as entry points for certain pesticides. However, under conditions of high humidity, stomata tend to close, limiting pesticide penetration into the plant’s vascular system.

Common pests and plant diseases during the rainy season include:

  • Brown planthoppers: Attack the rice stem, causing leaves to turn yellow and dry.
  • Fall armyworm: Feeds on plant leaves and can lead to defoliation.
  • Leaf blight: Causes leaves to develop spots and eventually die.
  • Rice blast: Attacks rice leaves and stems, causing lesions and plant death.

Thriving Plants in Rain or Shine

Emulan LVA emerges as a game-changer in this scenario. This innovative product is a pesticide adjuvant, a substance specifically designed to enhance the effectiveness of existing pesticides. By incorporating Emulan LVA into their spraying regimes, farmers can unlock a range of benefits that empower them to weather the storms of the rainy season.

Emulan LVA addresses threats by improving the adherence of pesticides to plant surfaces, thereby increasing their absorption and retention. By forming a protective barrier on the leaves, Emulan LVA helps to prevent the proliferation of pests and diseases, enabling farmers to maintain the health and vitality of their crops even amidst adverse weather conditions.

Multifaceted Maneuver

The magic of Emulan LVA lies in its multifaceted approach.  First, it features cationic surfactants that improve the wetting and spreading of the pesticide solution on plant surfaces. This ensures more uniform coverage and better contact with the target pests and pathogens. Second, Emulan LVA contains film-forming polymers that create a protective barrier around each leaf, acting as a shield against the relentless rain. This enhanced adhesion significantly reduces the amount of pesticide washed away by downpours, ensuring that more of the product reaches its intended target.

Furthermore, Emulan LVA goes beyond simply preventing wash-off. It actively promotes the absorption of pesticides by plant leaves. This translates to a more potent and targeted attack on pests and diseases, allowing farmers to achieve optimal results with a potentially reduced amount of pesticide overall.

More Than Just Pest Control

The advantages of using Emulan LVA extend far beyond immediate pest control. By ensuring that pesticides remain effective during the rainy season, Emulan LVA allows farmers to maximize their crop yields. This translates to increased profits and a more secure livelihood. Additionally, by potentially reducing the overall quantity of pesticide needed, Emulan LVA promotes environmentally friendly agricultural practices, minimizing the risk of pesticide contamination in soil and water sources.

In conclusion, Emulan LVA is a powerful tool that empowers farmers to navigate the challenges of the rainy season successfully. It leverages scientific principles to safeguard crops from pests and diseases, maximizes yields, and fosters sustainable agricultural practices. With Emulan LVA as their ally, farmers can weather the storms with confidence, ensuring a bountiful harvest and a healthier environment for all. Find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Roll Cake Kurma: Baking Up a Sweet Spot for Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, holds profound significance for Muslims worldwide. It’s a time of spiritual reflection, gratitude, and, above all, celebration. As Ramadan concludes, joy, love, and the scent of delicious food fill the air as families and communities gather. Amidst this festive atmosphere is a golden opportunity for F&B entrepreneurs to offer something special, capturing Eid’s essence and delighting customers’ taste buds.

The demand for Eid specialties is not just a fleeting trend; it’s a growing market with immense potential. With the global Muslim population increasing, the demand for traditional treats with a modern twist is at an all-time high. Families are seeking convenient yet memorable options to elevate their Eid celebrations, and that’s where business comes in.

Tradition Meets Innovation

Among other desserts, there is one cake that perfectly embodies the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation: Roll Cake Kurma. At its core, Roll Cake Kurma pays homage to Eid’s culinary heritage, infusing the sweetness of dates into a light sponge cake. It also brings a contemporary twist through creative presentations, indulgent fillings, and customizable options, catering to the modern palate. This fusion of old and new, familiar and unexpected, makes Roll Cake Kurma stand out in the market.

To ensure the highest quality and consistency in your Roll Cake Kurma, it’s essential to follow a tried-and-tested recipe. With the perfect blend of ingredients, precise measurements, and expert techniques, you can craft cakes that are both visually enticing and heavenly in flavor. Each component, from the fluffy sponge cake base to the creamy whipped cream filling, plays a vital role in ensuring a delightful culinary journey for your customers.

Secrets to the Perfect Roll Cake 

The hallmark of a truly exceptional Roll Cake Kurma lies in achieving a meticulous balance between texture and taste. The ideal sponge cake serves as the foundation for this delightful dessert, and achieving the optimal textural profile is paramount. Imagine a cake that surpasses mere lightness and airiness, boasting a delicate and well-defined crumb structure. This translates to a texture that’s both soft to the touch and structurally sound, capable of holding its shape during the rolling process. Achieving this textural balance requires not only precise technique during mixing but also the strategic incorporation of specialized ingredients.

Enter Spongolit® 542 and Nutrisoft® 55, a dynamic duo poised to elevate your Roll Cake Kurma to new heights. Spongolit 542, a highly effective cake emulsifier, functions as an invisible conductor within the batter. It meticulously distributes air bubbles introduced during mixing, ensuring their uniform dispersion throughout. This meticulous distribution translates to a light and airy cake that possesses exceptional volume without succumbing to a dense or collapsed structure. Nutrisoft 55, specifically formulated for low-temperature applications like sponge cakes, complements Spongolit 542 by further enhancing crumb moistness and overall texture. Together, they concoct a delightful eating experience – a cake that not only boasts an ethereal lightness and airiness but also melts in your mouth with every delectable bite.

Elevating your Cake with the Best Whipped Cream

However, the textural journey doesn’t conclude with the sponge cake. The perfect Roll Cake Kurma demands an equally exceptional whipped cream filling. You need a whipped cream that transcends mere lightness and fluffiness, achieving a dreamy texture that maintains its shape during application. This ideal filling serves as a perfect complement to the cake, adding a touch of richness and creaminess without overpowering the delicate sweetness of the dates.

To achieve this, look no further than Lamequick® CE 7273, a specialized whipping agent designed to elevate your culinary creations. Lamequick® CE 7273 ensures exceptional whippability, resulting in a significant increase in volume during the whipping process. This translates to a light and airy whipped cream that retains its structure, allowing for beautiful decorations and preventing the dreaded “weeping” effect. Furthermore, Lamequick® CE 7273 guarantees a smooth texture and a delightful mouthfeel, creating the perfect textural counterpoint to the airy sponge cake.

With Roll Cake Kurma, you’re not just offering a product; you’re offering an experience — a taste of tradition, a touch of innovation, and a moment of pure joy. By embracing this unique business opportunity and tapping into the spirit of Eid Al Fitr celebrations, you’re not only satisfying a growing demand but also spreading sweetness and happiness in every bite. Find your sweet solutions with Bahtera here.

Brucellosis Under the Microscope: Vet Insights and Prevention Tactics

As the joyous spirit of Eid al-Adha fills the air, the tradition of Qurban brings communities together in a spirit of generosity and compassion. But amidst the preparations, ensuring the health of sacrificial animals becomes a top priority. One critical concern during this period is brucellosis, a zoonotic bacterial disease that can infect various livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. 

This disease not only poses a threat to livestock health and productivity, but it can also transmit to humans through direct contact with infected animals or their unpasteurized products like milk and meat. This potential for human infection underscores the importance of implementing robust disease control measures, particularly during the increased animal movement and interactions associated with Qurban festivities.

Brucellosis in Indonesia

Brucellosis, caused by the Brucella bacteria, can lead to severe reproductive issues in livestock, including abortions and infertility. In Indonesia, the disease remains prevalent, partly due to limited awareness and inadequate preventive measures. 

In a recent interview, Bahtera’s veterinarian, Lida Rahmah, shared her observations on the current brucellosis situation in Indonesia. “The incidence of brucellosis in Indonesia remains quite high due to a lack of adequate information on effective prevention methods,” she noted. The primary challenge in controlling brucellosis, lies in “managing the movement of ruminant animals, which is still poorly monitored across various regions.” This highlights the need for stricter measures to control and prevent brucellosis transmission.

Preventive Measures

Vaccination is considered the primary preventive measure against brucellosis in livestock. However, vaccination alone cannot completely eradicate the disease. This is where disinfection steps in as a critical partner in breaking the transmission chain of brucellosis. 

Disinfection involves the meticulous cleaning and application of disinfectants to surfaces and environments contaminated with the Brucella bacteria. These disinfectants act like microscopic assassins, which effectively eliminate the bacteria and prevent its further spread. By combining a robust vaccination program with thorough disinfection practices, livestock farmers can significantly reduce the risk of brucellosis transmission within their herds and contribute to a healthier overall environment for both animals and humans.

Disinfectants for Brucellosis Control

Two effective disinfectants for brucellosis control are benzalkonium chloride (BKC) and glutaraldehyde. BKC is a type of quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) that disrupts the cell membranes of bacteria, causing them to die. Glutaraldehyde, on the other hand, is an aldehyde-based disinfectant that denatures proteins and nucleic acids in bacteria, rendering them inactive.

Additionally, to improve prevention and control, Lida as a veterinarian recommended that farmers should always be aware of this disease and actively participate in local prevention efforts. “This disease causes considerable losses, so it is crucial to implement stringent preventive measures,” she advised. Continuous education and proactive involvement from both farmers and policymakers are essential to effectively tackle brucellosis in Indonesia.

Nonetheless, veterinarian Lida expressed optimism about the future of brucellosis control in Indonesia, stating, “The outlook is quite positive now that there are frequent awareness campaigns about the ramifications farmers can face if they ignore this disease.”

In conclusion, Brucellosis poses a significant threat to livestock health and public health, especially during Qurban. Implementing effective preventive measures, including vaccination and proper disinfection practices, is crucial to control and eradicate the disease. By working together, veterinarians, livestock owners, and policymakers can safeguard animal and human health. Find your solutions with Bahtera today!

Shrimp Farmers Unite to Bolster Shrimp Health with Adisseo by Bahtera

Bahtera is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for all business enthusiasts. In line with this commitment, on May 21, Bahtera organized a coaching clinic for shrimp farmers in Probolinggo. We collaborated with one of our esteemed principals, Adisseo. The event was titled “Coaching Clinic: Optimizing Shrimp Health by Adisseo with Bahtera.” It aimed to address the pressing issues of shrimp health and disease management.

Key Insights to Shrimp Health

Shrimp health remains a critical concern for shrimp farmers, as diseases can significantly impact productivity and profitability. Ensuring the health of shrimp involves several factors, including their habitat, water quality, and feed. Farmers must be able to recognize and understand shrimp behavior, such as gathering in the middle or at the sides of the pond, to assess their health status effectively.

During the coaching clinic, Bahtera and Adisseo introduced and demonstrated the use of three key products designed to maintain shrimp health and increase harvest yields: Sanacore® GM, Bacti-Nil® Aqua, and Aquavit C.

  1. Sanacore® GM: A functional feed additive that reduces the impact of diseases and parasites, thus optimizing shrimp productivity. Sanacore® GM actively works to optimize healthy gut microbiota and suppress the growth and virulence of disease agents.
  2. Bacti-Nil® Aqua: An effective and affordable organic acid blend that reduces the impact of pathogenic bacteria on shrimp productivity. Bacti-Nil® Aqua acts synergistically as an anti-bacterial agent targeting major pathogenic bacteria in aquaculture, including both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
  3. Aquavit C: Highly thermostable and bioavailable Vitamin C for fish and shrimp. Aquavit C remains stable during feed processing, helping to meet the essential Vitamin C requirements of all shrimp species for optimal growth, wound healing, improved stress resistance, and enhanced immunity and disease resistance.

White Spot Disease

During the clinic, we also addressed common shrimp diseases such as white spot disease and Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). White spot disease, caused by the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), is highly contagious and can lead to massive shrimp mortality. We discussed preventive measures, such as maintaining optimal water quality and biosecurity protocols, to minimize the risk of infection. Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a microsporidian parasite that affects the hepatopancreas of shrimp, leading to stunted growth and significant economic losses. The importance of early detection and management strategies, including the use of functional feed additives like Sanacore® GM and maintaining a clean culture environment, were emphasized to control the spread of EHP.

The Audience Respond to the Importance of Shrimp Health

The coaching clinic attracted around 35 enthusiastic shrimp farmers who actively participated and engaged with the presenters. Their interest was evident through the numerous questions posed, highlighting the relevance and importance of the topics discussed.

Moving Forward

Building on the success of the coaching clinic, Bahtera is excited to announce our participation in the upcoming Shrimp Aquaculture Conference in Bali, scheduled for June 5-6, 2024. We invite all shrimp farmers to visit our booth at the event, where we will showcase Sanacore® GM, Bacti-Nil® Aqua, and Aquavit C. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about our products and how shrimp farmers can help optimize shrimp health and productivity. Additionally, you can gain valuable insights, network with industry professionals, and discover the latest advancements in shrimp farming. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your shrimp farming practices with Bahtera.

Bahtera remains committed to supporting shrimp farmers with cutting-edge solutions. Our recent coaching clinic in Probolinggo and our upcoming presence at the Shrimp Aquaculture Conference in Bali underscore our dedication to advancing the aquaculture industry. Find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Men’s Skincare and the Fight Against Time

Forget the stereotype of the ruggedly handsome man who scoffs at the idea of a skincare routine. This outdated ideal is fading fast. Today’s man embraces a more holistic approach to well-being, recognizing that men’s skincare is not a sign of vanity, but rather a commitment to projecting his best self. The tide is turning, and men are actively reclaiming their stake in the fight against aging.

Breaking Down the Barriers with Men’s Skincare

The days of skincare being a feminine pursuit are changing. Societal norms are evolving, and men are actively seeking solutions to maintain youthful, healthy-looking skin. This interest is well-founded – male skin is a different beast altogether, typically thicker and oilier than its female counterpart. Recognizing this, modern anti-aging products cater specifically to these needs, featuring potent ingredients like retinol, peptides, and vitamin C to target wrinkles, loss of firmness, and other concerns. 

Nature’s Anti-Aging Arsenal

At the heart of this revolution lies a growing demand for natural and organic ingredients.  Organic skincare products bypass synthetic chemicals, harnessing the power of botanical extracts, plant-based oils, and herbal infusions. These formulations nourish and rejuvenate the skin without harsh additives, aligning with a desire for gentler, more holistic skincare solutions. Organic skincare offers a powerful alternative that respects your skin’s natural balance.

Nature’s beauty arsenal holds a wealth of potent ingredients for combating the signs of aging. Sheer shea butter, extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, provides deep hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola, is a herb revered in traditional medicine for its wound-healing properties and ability to stimulate collagen production, promoting firmer, younger-looking skin. And Baobab, often called the “tree of life”, isn’t just a mythical symbol of strength and longevity. Extracts from its leaves are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, offering natural protection against free radical damage. Speci’Men™ harnesses the power of sustainably sourced Baobab leaves to create a men’s skincare line that’s as good for your skin as it is for the environment. Speci’Men™ taps into the wisdom of nature to empower men to age gracefully and confidently. 

Cruelty-Free Confidence

Vegan skincare takes the commitment to natural ingredients a step further. These products exclude animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals, resonating with consumers who prioritize ethical practices. Nevertheless, vegan formulations are powerhouses in their own right. They utilize plant-based alternatives brimming with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to deliver the same effectiveness as traditional products, while upholding your ethical standards. Cutting-edge science has unlocked the potential of plant extracts like bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, or marula oil, rich in hydrating and antioxidant properties. Vegan skincare allows you to achieve a healthy appearance while aligning your choices with your values.

The emergence of organic, vegan, and sustainable men’s anti-aging solutions represents a significant shift in the way we view masculinity and self-care. By embracing these principles, men can not only defy the signs of aging but also contribute to a more compassionate and environmentally conscious world. This focus on well-being extends beyond the surface, empowering men to age gracefully and sustainably, one informed decision at a time. It’s about looking and feeling your best, while leaving a positive mark on the world around you. So, ditch the outdated notions and embrace a new era of self-care – a holistic approach that prioritizes both your well-being and the well-being of the planet.

As part of this growing movement, Bahtera will be participating in the Indonesia Cosmetic Ingredients (ICI 2024) event. We invite everyone to visit our booth from 29-31 May 2024 at Hall D, JIEXPO Kemayoran. The event offers free entry and is an excellent opportunity to explore the latest in skincare innovations and trends. Come join us and find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Men’s Skincare Evolution From Neglect to Necessity

Gone are the days when a man’s bathroom cabinet consisted solely of a forgotten bar of soap and a can of generic aftershave. Today, a new wave of personal care is washing over the male demographic, and it’s not just about aesthetics. The rise of men’s skincare represents a fascinating cultural shift, one that redefines masculinity and embraces a more holistic approach to well-being.

From Pastels to Practicality

For much of the 20th century, skincare has been viewed as a feminine pursuit. Advertisements brimmed with pastel tones and floral fragrances, targeting a specific audience. Men’s grooming routines were minimalistic, often limited to the basics of shaving cream and aftershave. Cultural norms dictated that a rugged, weathered appearance was a symbol of masculinity, and any deviation into the realm of lotions and potions was often met with skepticism. However, as societal views on gender roles began to evolve, so too did the perception of self-care for men.

Skincare’s Gender Shift

The rise of social media has played a pivotal role. Male influencers are openly discussing their skincare routines, normalizing the practice and showcasing its benefits. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram provide a wealth of educational content, empowering men to make informed choices about their skin health.

Secondly, the growing emphasis on overall wellness has fostered a more inclusive approach to self-care. Men are realizing that healthy skin is not just about appearances, but about overall well-being. Dermatologists have also emphasized that proper skincare transcends gender, highlighting the importance of caring for the body’s largest organ.

The Market Responds to Men’s Skincare

The men’s personal care market is experiencing significant growth, with a market size valued at USD 30.8 billion in 2021. This trend is projected to continue, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% expected from 2022 to 2030. The market, recognizing this evolving landscape, has responded with a surge of products specifically designed for men’s unique needs. Brands are creating targeted cleansers, moisturizers, and serums that address concerns like thicker skin and oil production. Men no longer have to settle for generic, unisex formulations. Today, they have access to a comprehensive range of products that cater to their specific requirements.

Marketing strategies have also adapted to resonate with the modern male consumer. Advertisements now focus on practicality and efficacy, utilizing imagery and language that either align with contemporary masculinity or cater to all genders. Packaging has become sleek and minimalist, eschewing the frills and florals of traditional skincare products.

The rise of men’s skincare transcends mere aesthetics. It signifies a cultural shift in redefining masculinity, challenging the notion that self-care is a feminine trait. This movement fosters a sense of community among men, creating spaces for open discussions and shared experiences.

As awareness and acceptance continue to grow, the men’s skincare industry is poised for further expansion. This quiet revolution is transforming how men perceive themselves and how society perceives their approach to self-care. 

Additionally, as part of this growing movement, Bahtera will be participating in the Indonesia Cosmetic Ingredients (ICI 2024) event. We invite everyone to visit our booth from 29-31 May 2024 at Hall D, JIEXPO Kemayoran. The event offers free entry and is an excellent opportunity to explore the latest in skincare innovations and trends. Come join us and find your solutions with Bahtera here

 

Shrimp Farming Feats and Fend-Offs Against White Spot Syndrome Virus

As consumer demand for seafood skyrockets, shrimp farming has blossomed into a lucrative global enterprise. This sector plays a vital role in securing food security and boosting economic growth in many regions. Yet, despite its promising prospects, shrimp farmers must navigate a multitude of challenges that can significantly impact their success. 

Biological threats like White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) pose constant risks. Proactive disease prevention measures are needed to safeguard shrimp populations. A strategic approach with effective solutions for environmental and biological challenges is essential. This ensures the long-term health and profitability of shrimp farming.

White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)

Among the biological challenges faced by shrimp farmers, White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) stands out as particularly devastating. This highly contagious virus can rapidly spread through a shrimp population, causing mass mortalities and significant economic losses. WSSV poses substantial risks due to:

  • High Mortality Rate: WSSV can cause mortality rates exceeding 80% within days of infection, leaving farmers with decimated stocks.
  • Broad Host Range: The virus infects a wide variety of shrimp species, making it difficult to control outbreaks once they occur.
  • Environmental Persistence: WSSV can remain active in pond sediments for extended periods, posing a risk for future stocking cycles.

Building a Biosecurity Fortress for Shrimp Farming

To minimize the impact of these threats and ensure the long-term sustainability of shrimp farming, robust biosecurity measures are essential. Here are some key areas of focus:

  1. Water Quality Management: Regularly monitoring and maintaining optimal water parameters is crucial. This includes controlling temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and ammonia levels to create a healthy environment that limits stress and disease susceptibility in shrimp.
  2. Sustainable Feed Management: Utilizing high-quality, balanced feed formulated for specific shrimp life stages ensures optimal nutrition, minimizes waste products that contribute to poor water quality, and promotes healthy growth.
  3. Responsible Use of Antibiotics: Antibiotics should only be used as a last resort to treat established diseases, following proper administration protocols to minimize the risk of antibiotic resistance. Exploring alternative disease prevention strategies like those mentioned above can help reduce dependence on antibiotics.
  4. Proactive Disease Prevention: Implementing a comprehensive biosecurity plan is a must. This may include quarantine procedures for new shrimp stock, disinfection protocols for equipment and ponds between cycles, and regular health checks for shrimp to detect diseases early. Additionally, incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into the diet can support a healthy gut microbiome in shrimp, boosting their immune system and reducing disease susceptibility.

When it comes to proactive disease prevention, a broad-spectrum health promotor specifically designed for the aquaculture industry like Sanacore, holds promise as a potential ally in combating the challenges faced by shrimp farmers. Sanacore works through a combination of mechanisms to enhance shrimp health and productivity, especially against WSSV. It strengthens the shrimp’s immune system, making them more resistant to infections and diseases. 

Additionally, Sanacore promotes a healthy gut microbiome, which improves nutrient absorption and contributes to overall shrimp health. Furthermore, Sanacore’s properties control pathogens and prevent disease outbreaks effectively. Its anti-inflammatory effects also reduce stress and promote healing, further contributing to the overall well-being of the shrimp.

By adopting a multi-pronged approach that prioritizes both optimal water quality and robust biosecurity measures, shrimp farmers can create a healthy environment for their stock.  Incorporating innovative solutions like Sanacore can further enhance this approach, bolstering shrimp health and resilience against devastating diseases like WSSV. This combined strategy paves the way for a secure and sustainable future for the shrimp farming industry. It ensures continued contributions to food security and economic growth. Find your solutions with Bahtera here

Shrimp Farm: Setting Sail in Indonesia’s Rising Industry

The allure of shrimp farm ponds and the promise of a prosperous future beckons many aspiring shrimp farmers in Indonesia. This dynamic industry has seen a remarkable rise, fueled by global demand for succulent seafood and Indonesia’s ideal geographical conditions. 

But like any seafaring journey, venturing into shrimp farming requires careful planning and an understanding of the currents you’ll encounter. From fluctuating market prices and disease outbreaks to regulatory hurdles and international trade policies, the path forward requires careful consideration and strategic action. 

Understanding the Market Tides: Insights into Indonesian Shrimp Farming Dynamics

The Indonesian shrimp farming industry has experienced significant ups and downs in recent years. These fluctuations can be attributed to a complex interplay of global and domestic factors. 

Supply and demand dynamics, influenced by global shrimp production and consumer preferences, heavily affect Indonesian export prices. For instance, a disease outbreak in Vietnam can abruptly raise Indonesian shrimp prices as buyers seek alternative sources.

Currently, the Indonesian shrimp farming industry is experiencing a period of relative price stability. Average export prices hover between USD 6 and USD 7 per kilogram, a level that allows for profitability for most well-managed farms. However, experts are cautiously optimistic about the future. 

Growing demand from key markets like the US and China may raise prices. However, this must be weighed against production costs, competition, and disease risks. Staying informed through industry publications and government reports is crucial for smart decisions.

Identifying the Enemy: Combatting Shrimp Diseases

Shrimp diseases pose a constant threat to the Indonesian shrimp farming industry, which may jeopardize the profitability and sustainability of countless operations. These microscopic enemies can decimate entire ponds within days, leaving farmers devastated and facing significant financial losses. 

It is important for aspiring shrimp farmers to familiarize themselves with prevalent shrimp diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Infectious Hypodermal and Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), and Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis Syndrome (NHP). Understanding their symptoms and the devastating impact they can have is crucial for early detection and intervention. Investing in diagnostic tools can empower you to identify potential outbreaks swiftly.

Devising the First Line of Defense Shrimp Farming

Given the devastating impact of these diseases, devising a robust biosecurity program is essential for shrimp farmers. Biosecurity encompasses a series of measures aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of pathogens within a shrimp farm. This includes regular water quality monitoring to maintain optimal parameters for shrimp health, strict sanitation practices for ponds and equipment to prevent pathogen introduction. 

Farmers can utilize footbaths and designated clothing for workers entering the farm area to minimize the risk of contamination. Following protocols after harvest allows for natural decomposition of organic matter and reduces disease-causing organisms. Whenever possible, it is advisable to stock your ponds with disease-resistant shrimp strains developed through selective breeding programs. However, remember that these strains offer an additional layer of protection, not absolute immunity.

Shrimp Farm Challenges: Navigating Anti-Dumping Policies

Indonesian shrimp farmers navigate challenges from global trade policies, including anti-dumping measures by major importers like the US and EU, impacting profitability.

Anti-dumping duties are tariffs imposed on imported goods that are believed to be sold at a price lower than their fair market value in the exporting country. These measures aim to shield domestic producers from unfair competition by foreign firms possibly benefiting from government subsidies or cost advantages.

While the rationale behind anti-dumping measures is understandable, their application can have a mixed impact on Indonesian shrimp farmers. On the one hand, these measures can cause lower export prices for Indonesian shrimp. Anti-dumping duties raise Indonesian shrimp prices, prompting foreign buyers to seek alternative suppliers. This can bring about a decrease in demand and a subsequent drop in export prices for Indonesian farmers.

Obtaining Shrimp Farming Permits

Establishing a shrimp farming operation in Indonesia requires obtaining the necessary permits and licenses from relevant government agencies. These permits typically cover aspects such as land use, water usage, and environmental compliance. Shrimp farmers must comply with regulations and environmental standards to protect the ecosystem. Here are some key permits you’ll likely encounter:

  1. Land Use Permit (Izin Usaha Pemanfaatan Tanah – IUPT): This permit authorizes the use of land for shrimp farming purposes. It’s typically issued by the National Land Agency (Badan Pertanahan Nasional – BPN) or local government authorities depending on the land category (state-owned, private, etc.). The application process may involve land use feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments for larger projects.
  2. Water Use Permit (Hak Pengusahaan Air – HPA): This permit grants permission to extract and utilize water resources for your shrimp farm. It’s obtained from the Water Resources Management Agency (Balai Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Air – BPSDA) after demonstrating responsible water management practices and ensuring sufficient water availability without impacting surrounding communities.
  3. Environmental Impact Analysis (Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan – Amdal): For larger shrimp farming projects with a potential for significant environmental impact, an Amdal report detailing the project’s environmental impact and mitigation strategies is mandatory. This report requires approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan – KLHK).
  4. Business Permit (Izin Usaha): A business permit, obtained from the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – BKPM) or the One-Stop Service for Investment (Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu – PTSP) at the local level, authorizes the operation of your shrimp farm as a commercial entity.

To thrive in Indonesia’s dynamic shrimp farming industry, continuous learning is vital. Attend workshops by government, universities, or industry groups for the latest technologies and practices. Join industry associations and online forums to connect with experienced farmers, share knowledge, and access valuable resources. Additionally, you can find your solutions with Bahtera here. 

 

Sustainable Palm Oil: Inspiring Talks with Bahtera Teams Up and IPB University

On Sunday, April 21st, 2024, the halls of IPB University thrummed with a different kind of energy. Bahtera Adi Jaya joined forces with the student-led BEM Faperta (Student Executive Board) to host the exciting event, “Bahtera Goes to Campus 2024: Developments and Innovations in Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation.” This engaging session brought together 150 enthusiastic agriculture students eager to explore the exciting world of advancements in sustainable palm oil plantation practices.

The prestigious Auditorium Toyib Hadiwijaya provided the perfect setting for the day’s informative talks. The agenda featured distinguished speakers offering unique perspectives on the future of palm oil production.

A Shared Vision for Palm Oil Sustainability

The program kicked off with warm welcomes from key figures. M. Ghozi Maulana, President of BEM Faperta IPB, expressed his sincere appreciation to Bahtera for collaborating with the student body. He highlighted the timely and relevant theme of the event, emphasizing its importance for future agricultural leaders.

Dr. Ir. Afra Donatha Nimia Makalew, MSc., Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Alumni, echoed Maulana’s sentiments. She applauded the collaborative spirit between Bahtera and BEM Faperta, underlining the importance of industry and academia working together to tackle the challenges of sustainable development. Dr. Ir. Afra also commended Bahtera’s dedication to supporting education and research at IPB. The Vice Dean emphasized the event’s role as a platform for students to develop knowledge and skills in sustainable palm oil production.

Representing Bahtera, Mrs. Amilia Sutedjo, Business Unit Manager for Agriculture & Animal Care, expressed her appreciation to IPB University and the involved student body. She emphasized the significance of sustainable agriculture practices and best practices within the palm oil industry. Mrs. Sutedjo highlighted the event’s objective to bridge the gap between academia and industry, fostering a platform for not just presentations, but also open discussions and lively idea exchange.

Expert Consultant InsightsMr. Nursidik Explaining the importance of the sustainable palm oil industry in Indonesia.

The event seamlessly transitioned into captivating presentations by industry veterans, providing valuable insights into their sectors’ current landscape and future trajectory. Among these esteemed speakers was Mr. Nursidik, a highly respected consultant renowned for his expertise in palm oil plantation management.

With an engaging demeanor and a wealth of experience, Mr. Nursidik delivered a comprehensive talk on the latest innovations in sustainable palm oil production. He covered palm oil mechanics, production processes, and RSPO certification strategies, addressing key aspects vital for industry sustainability.

In his comprehensive presentation, Mr. Nursidik shed light on the vital importance of the sustainable palm oil industry in Indonesia. He emphasized palm oil’s crucial role as a primary raw material for multiple sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and biofuels. With each hectare of oil palm plantation yielding considerably more vegetable oil than other crops, its impact on economic growth and job creation is significant. Furthermore, he emphasized the relative ease of cultivating oil palm, making it accessible to both large-scale plantations and smallholder farmers. However, Mr. Nursidik emphasized the importance of managing palm oil operations with a focus on environmental, social, and economic factors. He underscored that responsible and sustainable practices are essential for the industry’s success while preserving harmony with ecosystems.

Market Development Specialist for Agriculture & Animal Health Insight
Market Development Specialist for Agriculture & Animal Health presentate the focus from broad trends to practical solutions on sustainable agriculture practices.

After Mr. Nursidik’s insightful speech on sustainable palm oil production, Mr. Haiqhal Akbar, Market Development Specialist at PT. Bahtera Adi Jaya, took the stage. His presentation shifted the focus to practical solutions, highlighting how Bahtera can empower the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Mr. Haiqhal emphasized that Bahtera offers more than just distribution; it’s a comprehensive resource for responsible industry practices. He showcased Bahtera’s wide range of innovative solutions and strict quality control, ensuring partners stay at the forefront of sustainability.

An Interactive Exploration
Students actively participated in discussions

Engagement throughout the day was off the charts. Students actively participated in discussions, asking insightful questions and digging deep into the presented information. The event created an enthusiastic learning environment for participants to explore the complexities and opportunities in sustainable palm oil. With a welcoming atmosphere, it facilitated fruitful exchanges between attendees and speakers, fostering collaboration and inspiration.

“Bahtera Goes to Campus 2024” concluded on a high note, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees. The day successfully ignited a spark of inspiration and provided valuable new knowledge for these future agricultural leaders. The event served as a testament to Bahtera’s ongoing commitment to supporting the development of a more sustainable palm oil industry for a greener future. As a result of participating in this event, the attendees have successfully formulated their solution with Bahtera.

#WhyWomen: Celebrating the Women Empowerment in Bahtera Adi Jaya

This Kartini’s Day, Bahtera Adi Jaya celebrates the remarkable women who propel our company forward through their unwavering commitment to women empowerment. Bahtera answers the question #WhyWomen? Consequently, because of the unique strengths and perspectives they bring to leadership roles.

Leadership Beyond Gender

At Bahtera, we recognize that leadership isn’t defined by gender, but by the qualities a leader embodies. Our women leaders excel at fostering collaboration, building strong teams that leverage diverse viewpoints, and driving women empowerment. They champion open communication, fostering a trusting environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute. This empathetic approach creates a ripple effect, fostering a positive and productive work environment for all.

The path to leadership is rarely smooth, and women navigate the professional world with unwavering determination. They overcome obstacles with grace and inspire those around them to do the same. Their tenacity in the face of challenges is a cornerstone of their success, proving that leadership thrives on grit and perseverance. These women are not just role models, they are testaments to the boundless potential that resides within each of us.

Executive Perspective

Novita Meliza Winarso – President Director

“Why women? Women are often recognized for their innate maternal instincts, a quality that extends far beyond motherhood. Just as a mother instinctively knows what’s best for her children, women bring this same nurturing approach to leadership roles,thus fostering women empowerment. Moreover, they offer unwavering support, guidance, and gentle correction when necessary, fostering an environment where individuals and teams can thrive.”

Novita’s journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya has been one of continuous growth and dedication. Starting at the age of 26 from a position in Finance and Accounting, she climbed the ranks through sheer determination and a passion for excellence. Her resilience and innovative mindset have propelled her to the prestigious role of President Director.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Novita emphasizes open communication, respect, and collaboration. By championing diversity and providing equal opportunities, she creates a supportive environment where women can thrive and excel.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of encouragement and perseverance. Novita believes that with dedication, resilience, and a commitment to continuous learning, every woman has the potential to shatter glass ceilings and make a lasting impact in their chosen field.

Product Manager Perspective

Lindawati Teng – Product Manager

“Women leaders excel in emotional intelligence, a crucial trait for effective leadership. Their innate empathy, communication skills, and collaborative approach foster a positive and productive work environment, driving success and innovation.”

Lindawati’s career journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya is a witness to her passion for innovation and excellence. Starting in the year of 2005 as a Sales Representative, she swiftly rose through the ranks, harnessing her creativity and strategic vision to drive product development initiatives.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Lindawati recognizes the importance of fostering an inclusive work culture where everyone feels comfortable voicing their concerns. She actively listens to the needs and concerns of her colleagues. This creates a safe space for open communication and allows her to address issues that might otherwise hinder collective success.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and self-belief. Lindawati encourages women to embrace their unique strengths, pursue their passions relentlessly, and never underestimate their capacity to effect positive change in the world.

Supply Chain Manager Perspective

Rita Dwi Wahyuni – Supply Chain Manager

“Why women? Because women bring a unique perspective to leadership, characterized by attention to details, empathy and intuition. In decision-making, these qualities enable us to consider the broader implications and make choices that resonate with both stakeholders and the community.”

Rita’s career trajectory from Administration Staff to Supply Chain Manager at Bahtera Adi Jaya reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity. With a background in procurement, she has played a pivotal role in optimizing supply chain operations and driving cost-efficiency initiatives.

To create an inclusive work environment, Rita emphasizes the importance of diversity, promoting awareness and understanding among employees. By fostering a culture of efficiency, respect and acceptance, she cultivates a sense of belonging where women can thrive and excel.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of courage and resilience. Rita encourages women to be proactive, communicative, embrace their unique talents and perspectives, to speak up and advocate for themselves, and to never let obstacles deter them from pursuing their dreams.

Business Unit Manager Perspective

Donna Friska Sihombing – Business Unit Manager F&B

“Why women? Because women possess exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, facilitating effective communication and conflict resolution. In leadership, these attributes are invaluable in fostering collaboration and building strong, cohesive teams.”

Donna’s career at Bahtera Adi Jaya has been defined by her passion for culinary excellence and innovation. With a background in food and beverage management, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives to elevate the food and dining quality for passengers aboard the Bahtera.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Donna advocates for equality and equity. By providing support and guidance for all regardless of gender, she empowers women and  to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential in the workplace.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and perseverance. Donna encourages women to embrace their unique strengths, to pursue their passions relentlessly, and to never let societal norms or stereotypes limit their potential for success.

Amilia Sutedjo – Business Unit Manager Industrial Solution & Agriculture and Animal Care

“Why women? Why not.”

Amilia’s career journey at Bahtera Adi Jaya is proof of her expertise in the Animal & Agriculture and Industrial Solution to drive business growth. As a leader, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s initiatives.

To foster an inclusive work culture, Amilia advocates for diversity and inclusion training, promoting awareness and understanding among all employees. By fostering a culture of respect and acceptance, she creates an environment where both men and women can thrive and succeed.

Her message to aspiring female leaders is one of resilience and determination. Amilia encourages women to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, to believe in themselves and their abilities, and to never let anyone else define their worth or potential.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Bahtera Adi Jaya answers the question “Why?” by showcasing the stories of our accomplished women leaders. Through their journeys, we demonstrate that leadership transcends gender boundaries. Aspiring women see themselves reflected in these role models, challenging the notion that leadership is confined to a particular gender. It’s a powerful message resonating with young women and people from diverse backgrounds, inspiring them to pursue leadership aspirations confidently.

Fueling Innovation

We firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is a thriving workplace. Lastly the #WhyWomen movement isn’t just about celebrating achievements – it’s about advocating for a future where gender equality is a reality. therefore, we strive to create an environment where all individuals, regardless of background, feel empowered to reach their full potential. This fosters a culture of innovation, where a multitude of perspectives come together to drive progress. It’s time to rewrite the narrative – be the change and solution you wish to see with Bahtera here

Emulan LVA Assists in Weathering the Storm and Protecting Crops from Harm

The rhythmic patter of rain on rooftops might bring a sense of peace and rejuvenation for many, but for farmers, the arrival of the rainy season can be a double-edged sword. While the downpours replenish parched fields and promote healthy plant growth, they also create an environment ripe for pests and plant diseases to flourish. Increased humidity (often exceeding 80%) and heavy rainfall provide ideal breeding grounds for these unwelcome guests, threatening the health and productivity of crops. Amidst these challenges, farmers are turning to innovative solutions like Emulan LVA to bolster their defenses against agricultural threats.

Challenges of Pest Control During the Rainy Season

One major concern for farmers during the rainy season is the diminished effectiveness of pesticide applications. Rain can readily wash away these crucial lines of defense before they have a chance to make a significant impact on pest populations. Studies have shown that rainfall events exceeding 10mm can significantly reduce the residual activity of conventional pesticides applied to plant surfaces. Additionally, high humidity hinders the stomatal uptake of pesticides by plant leaves, further reducing their efficacy. Stomata are microscopic pores on plant leaves that regulate gas exchange and can also serve as entry points for certain pesticides. However, under conditions of high humidity, stomata tend to close, limiting pesticide penetration into the plant’s vascular system.

Common pests and plant diseases during the rainy season include:

  • Brown planthoppers: Attack the rice stem, causing leaves to turn yellow and dry.
  • Fall armyworm: Feeds on plant leaves and can lead to defoliation.
  • Leaf blight: Causes leaves to develop spots and eventually die.
  • Rice blast: Attacks rice leaves and stems, causing lesions and plant death.

Thriving Plants in Rain or Shine

Emulan LVA emerges as a game-changer in this scenario. This innovative product is a pesticide adjuvant, a substance specifically designed to enhance the effectiveness of existing pesticides. By incorporating Emulan LVA into their spraying regimes, farmers can unlock a range of benefits that empower them to weather the storms of the rainy season.

Emulan LVA addresses threats by improving the adherence of pesticides to plant surfaces, thereby increasing their absorption and retention. By forming a protective barrier on the leaves, Emulan LVA helps to prevent the proliferation of pests and diseases, enabling farmers to maintain the health and vitality of their crops even amidst adverse weather conditions.

Multifaceted Maneuver

The magic of Emulan LVA lies in its multifaceted approach.  First, it features cationic surfactants that improve the wetting and spreading of the pesticide solution on plant surfaces. This ensures more uniform coverage and better contact with the target pests and pathogens. Second, Emulan LVA contains film-forming polymers that create a protective barrier around each leaf, acting as a shield against the relentless rain. This enhanced adhesion significantly reduces the amount of pesticide washed away by downpours, ensuring that more of the product reaches its intended target.

Furthermore, Emulan LVA goes beyond simply preventing wash-off. It actively promotes the absorption of pesticides by plant leaves. This translates to a more potent and targeted attack on pests and diseases, allowing farmers to achieve optimal results with a potentially reduced amount of pesticide overall.

More Than Just Pest Control

The advantages of using Emulan LVA extend far beyond immediate pest control. By ensuring that pesticides remain effective during the rainy season, Emulan LVA allows farmers to maximize their crop yields. This translates to increased profits and a more secure livelihood. Additionally, by potentially reducing the overall quantity of pesticide needed, Emulan LVA promotes environmentally friendly agricultural practices, minimizing the risk of pesticide contamination in soil and water sources.

In conclusion, Emulan LVA is a powerful tool that empowers farmers to navigate the challenges of the rainy season successfully. It leverages scientific principles to safeguard crops from pests and diseases, maximizes yields, and fosters sustainable agricultural practices. With Emulan LVA as their ally, farmers can weather the storms with confidence, ensuring a bountiful harvest and a healthier environment for all. Find your solutions with Bahtera here.

Roll Cake Kurma: Baking Up a Sweet Spot for Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, holds profound significance for Muslims worldwide. It’s a time of spiritual reflection, gratitude, and, above all, celebration. As Ramadan concludes, joy, love, and the scent of delicious food fill the air as families and communities gather. Amidst this festive atmosphere is a golden opportunity for F&B entrepreneurs to offer something special, capturing Eid’s essence and delighting customers’ taste buds.

The demand for Eid specialties is not just a fleeting trend; it’s a growing market with immense potential. With the global Muslim population increasing, the demand for traditional treats with a modern twist is at an all-time high. Families are seeking convenient yet memorable options to elevate their Eid celebrations, and that’s where business comes in.

Tradition Meets Innovation

Among other desserts, there is one cake that perfectly embodies the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation: Roll Cake Kurma. At its core, Roll Cake Kurma pays homage to Eid’s culinary heritage, infusing the sweetness of dates into a light sponge cake. It also brings a contemporary twist through creative presentations, indulgent fillings, and customizable options, catering to the modern palate. This fusion of old and new, familiar and unexpected, makes Roll Cake Kurma stand out in the market.

To ensure the highest quality and consistency in your Roll Cake Kurma, it’s essential to follow a tried-and-tested recipe. With the perfect blend of ingredients, precise measurements, and expert techniques, you can craft cakes that are both visually enticing and heavenly in flavor. Each component, from the fluffy sponge cake base to the creamy whipped cream filling, plays a vital role in ensuring a delightful culinary journey for your customers.

Secrets to the Perfect Roll Cake 

The hallmark of a truly exceptional Roll Cake Kurma lies in achieving a meticulous balance between texture and taste. The ideal sponge cake serves as the foundation for this delightful dessert, and achieving the optimal textural profile is paramount. Imagine a cake that surpasses mere lightness and airiness, boasting a delicate and well-defined crumb structure. This translates to a texture that’s both soft to the touch and structurally sound, capable of holding its shape during the rolling process. Achieving this textural balance requires not only precise technique during mixing but also the strategic incorporation of specialized ingredients.

Enter Spongolit® 542 and Nutrisoft® 55, a dynamic duo poised to elevate your Roll Cake Kurma to new heights. Spongolit 542, a highly effective cake emulsifier, functions as an invisible conductor within the batter. It meticulously distributes air bubbles introduced during mixing, ensuring their uniform dispersion throughout. This meticulous distribution translates to a light and airy cake that possesses exceptional volume without succumbing to a dense or collapsed structure. Nutrisoft 55, specifically formulated for low-temperature applications like sponge cakes, complements Spongolit 542 by further enhancing crumb moistness and overall texture. Together, they concoct a delightful eating experience – a cake that not only boasts an ethereal lightness and airiness but also melts in your mouth with every delectable bite.

Elevating your Cake with the Best Whipped Cream

However, the textural journey doesn’t conclude with the sponge cake. The perfect Roll Cake Kurma demands an equally exceptional whipped cream filling. You need a whipped cream that transcends mere lightness and fluffiness, achieving a dreamy texture that maintains its shape during application. This ideal filling serves as a perfect complement to the cake, adding a touch of richness and creaminess without overpowering the delicate sweetness of the dates.

To achieve this, look no further than Lamequick® CE 7273, a specialized whipping agent designed to elevate your culinary creations. Lamequick® CE 7273 ensures exceptional whippability, resulting in a significant increase in volume during the whipping process. This translates to a light and airy whipped cream that retains its structure, allowing for beautiful decorations and preventing the dreaded “weeping” effect. Furthermore, Lamequick® CE 7273 guarantees a smooth texture and a delightful mouthfeel, creating the perfect textural counterpoint to the airy sponge cake.

With Roll Cake Kurma, you’re not just offering a product; you’re offering an experience — a taste of tradition, a touch of innovation, and a moment of pure joy. By embracing this unique business opportunity and tapping into the spirit of Eid Al Fitr celebrations, you’re not only satisfying a growing demand but also spreading sweetness and happiness in every bite. Find your sweet solutions with Bahtera here.