Auction Market for Banyuwangi Agricultural Products Generate IDR168 Bln, in Just 5 Hours

BANYUWANGI, NETRALNEWS.COM – Banyuwangi Regency Government continues to promote a selling of products constructed by farmers and ranchers. One of them is by holding an Agro Auction Market that brings together buyers and sellers directly, Tuesday (10/31/2017).

The Auction Market was non-stop by Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas. Held for a initial time, in only 5 hours, a exchange have reached IDR168.475 billion.

The Auction Market presents 49 producers from Banyuwangi, from farmers to planters. They accommodate directly with a tip 10 buyers from Surabaya.

Various successful products were sold. For example, a coffee of Kalibendo Banyuwangi planters was sole IDR10 billion for a volume of 400 tons. The coffee customer was Kabarudin, Chairman of Puspa Agro Cooperative, a largest rural marketplace in East Java.

The coffee planter who got these buyers are Imam Sunardi, authority of a organisation of Kalibendo coffee planters. Imam was happy since this is a initial time a coffee planter like him gets a large buyer. During this time, he and his colleagues sell their coffee to a middlemen.

Rukiyan, a fruit rancher from Jambewangi Village, pronounced that a auction marketplace is opening a far-reaching marketplace for his tillage group. In addition, this auction marketplace adds to their insights about rural products that are in good direct by a market.

Rukiyan got sales orders of organic dragon fruit, mangosteen, and durian.


Overall, a auction marketplace successfully sole 11 commodities, from coffee, onion seed, rice, dragon fruit, chili, durian, corn, tangerine, coconut, mangosteen, until beef cattle.

Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas pronounced a internal supervision wants producers, generally farmers, to get limit advantages by assembly their buyers directly but intermediaries.

“This streamlined trade sequence that will conceal inflation, and on a other palm it will be contented for farmers and SMEs since a cost can be better. We will classify this auction marketplace 4 times a year starting 2018,” Anas said, as cited by Antara.

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