USA, 18 June 2012Sunria’s Volcano Rice, distributed in USA through our partner Lotus Foods, has won silver award for the Oscar’s equivalent for Food -the SOFI Award, for Outstanding USDA-Organic Product. The SOFIs (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) are the industry’s most coveted honor for specialty foods since 1972. Today, the SOFI Awards represent culinary creativity across America and around the globe. The Silver Finalists are selected by a national panel of specialty food retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists, and represent the best of the best in each class.
Cornell University USA Bestows A Certificate of Excellence for Farmers, Consumers, and the Environment
14 July 2012 Our efforts to make a difference by helping the Indonesian farmers out of poverty, and practice more sustainable agriculture has been recognized by Cornell University, USA. The Director of CIIFAD (Cornel University Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development), Professor Normal Uphoff, presented us with a certificate commending us for our innovative market development and providing expanded opportunities for the farmers, and practicing organic SRI methods for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment. It is a real honor for us to receive the award, and it inspires us to continue making a difference!
14 July 2012 Our Simpatik farmer group leader, Haji UU, has traveled to the Presidential Palace to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Best in Organic Farming. This is the highest honor in Indonesia, and it acknowledges Sunria’s premise that when take better care of the farmers, they take better care of the food they grow. Haji UU hopes that “this award will not put a smile on the farmers’ faces, but reinforce our hearts’ belief that we must appreciate and respect what nature has given us to ensure sustainability for future generations.” This is the second year in a...
We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we have been chosen as the best for Food Security for Presidential Award 2010. In Indonesia, this award is especially important to us as our President stresses on the importance of food security and self-sufficiency in Indonesia. As rice is our staple food, increasing rice production is one of our nation’s priorities. By using System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Sunria has achieved up to 78% production increase. In a nation where 4 tons paddy/hectare is the national average, we can achieve 7-7.5 ton!We hope that with this award, more rice farmers in...