The most essential of organic agriculture is to sustain the health of soils. Healthy soils will produce healthy crops that foster the health of animals and people. It is about the healthy ecosystem.
In particular, organic agriculture will produce high-quality and nutritious food that contributes to preventive health care and well-being. In view of this it should avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, animal drugs and food additives that may have adverse health effects (IFOAM)
It is clear that organic agriculture has strictly prohibited the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, nutrients and additives. It is clear that organic agriculture helps sustaining the health of ecosystem, and keeps the sustainable earth.
From people point of view, the ultimate goal of growing organic is to provide healthy ingredients to get a healthy food. It is a major aspect to maintain the physical health. However, some people seems do not aware that by consuming organic, they have contributed to the global issue resolutions.
People also urge to live in a healthy environment. People need an organic environment.
PT. FAMILI EKOKULTURA or FAM Organic is an eco socio culture based company who dedicates for the healthy attitude. Continue reading on how we evolve. .
FAM Organic was founded in 2009 by green couple Soeparwan Soeleman and Donor Rahayu. The inspiration was derived from the desire to live in a healthy lifestyle at all aspects. It is including but not limited to physical health, mental, social, ecology, financial, knowledge, and vision. As both of them did not have any agriculture background, they started by exploring the knowledge of organic in depth from credible sources such as the research journal of universities, leading organic institutions, research centers etc. Both of them always have intensive discussion, especially at the first years. They realize that organic is the discipline they are looking for. Since the local references of organic was very limited, they dedicated their time to study, practice and observe including community, industry, and market. IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) is the main source of reference. They attended APO National Workshop on Organic Product Certification delivered by IFOAM in 2013. In fact, the discipline of organic agriculture is including but not limited to the environment discipline, a healthy ecosystem development. .
Healthy People and Healthy Environment
Inspire people for a healthy attitude, the organic attitude
Become a center of excellence of organic edible garden and ethical quality of organic farming
Protect consumers interest on organic quality through education and consultation on organic understanding and application
Commitment to organic ethic and moral
Commitment to deliver the healthy produce and healthy working environment
Commitment to maintain a healthy and sustainable ecosystem
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The embryo was a 3,500 square meter farm located in Karyawangi Village of Parongpong, West Bandung District, West Java Province, Indonesia. The location is nearby Tangkuban Perahu Mount and Burangrang Mount at an altitude of 1,200 meter above sea level. The steps of organic processes were executed directly by founders to ensure what they learnt was understood and executable before transferring the knowledge to the workers. This farm is named FAM Organic Parongpong. With their own paradigm of organic farming, the operation is similar with manufacturing industry with daily harvest and distribution. The integration of rotation and companion resulted in healthy soil environment and put the needs of organic pesticides at the last resort. In many cases, we never use it!
In 2010, the founders set up organic edible garden at their house to fulfill the vegetables requirements for the family, reducing dependency of vegetables supply from their farm. The edible garden was named Halaman Organik. This is one kind of edible garden with new concept of growing at home such as Halaman Organik Concept and Healthy House Concept. Halaman Organik is still in operation until know. A number of coverage had been made by electronic media and printing media as well as visit by community and individual.
It is imperative that people can start gardening easily. With our innovative concepts, our experiences in setting up Halaman Organik and our confident level, we took the liberty to hold Halaman Organik workshop for public. The first workshop was held in October 2010. We hold the workshop every month for public as well as for group workshop until now. The content of workshop is kept updated to meet today challenges.
Understand that workshop participants need to buy some gardening supplies and tools after the workshop, this brought up the idea to set up gardening shop. The purpose of the shop was then expanded as an integrated shop for healthy people and healthy environment. Other than supplies and tools, we provide the edible garden showcase, consultation, eco souvenirs and healthy food such as salad and green smoothie. The shop is also available for online order and delivery across the country. Click HERE to visit our shop.
Being a good corporate citizen, we follow the government regulation in running a company. In 2013, we officially and legally established a legal entity named PT. FAMILI EKOKULTURA. This included all the licenses required to run a company. Head Office is at Jl, Cilandak No.8 Sarijadi-Setra Murni Atas, Bandung, the same location with FAM Organic Home.
In 2013, FAM Organic was officially accepted as the member of IFOAM, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements based in Germany. IFOAM is one of the biggest organic organization in the world who strong influences for the development of organic. Later, the registrants name was changed to PT. FAMILI EKOKULTURA. In 2014, we become the member of AOI, Aliansi Organis Indonesia based in Bogor, the biggest organic organization in Indonesia.
As part of intellectual property protection, we have registered our brand, FAM Organic and famO to the Ministry of Justice to get a Registered Trademark. The registration process takes some time and we expect to get the result soon. The famO is the abbreviation of FAM Organic.
One of the action to implement Eat Local Indonesia initiative is to have ecofarming partnership with those who have the same vision on healthy environment and healthy people. The idea is to get closer the center of production to the center of consumers. In 2015, we officially open our first partnership at Tenjolaya Village Mount Salak, Bogor District after completing the conversion stage. FAM Organic Tenjolaya will serve consumers in Bogor and Greater Jakarta.
Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible. What we do:
Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them. What we do:
Organic Agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities. What we do:
Organic Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment. What we do:
For more description on the Principles of Organic Agriculture, please visit IFOAM page at The Principles of Organic Agriculture.
Soeparwan Soeleman was graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, class of 1978, majoring in Electronic Engineering. He was working for IBM and Lenovo for 25 years at various positions in Marketing and Management. In 2009, he and his wife, Donor Rahayu and their family were moving out from Jakarta to Bandung pursuing a new journey to organic world. Organic was chosen as it gives a comprehensive life aspect toward the good in this world and good in the hereafter. Organic covers the vertical relationship, while caring the human fellow and the environment, and yet, do not forget your share of the world (Al Qasas [28:77]). They conclude that organic is not just about sustainable agriculture. It is about the healthy attitude, health of physic, mental, social and ecology.
Donor Rahayu was graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, class of 1979, majoring in Biology, sub-majoring in microbiology. In 2009, she and her husband, Soeparwan Soeleman and their family were moving out from Jakarta to Bandung pursuing a new journey to organic world. Organic was chosen as it relates to her major, microbiology, which is the core of organic science. It also gives a comprehensive life aspect toward the good in this world and good in the hereafter. Organic covers the vertical relationship, while caring the human fellow and the environment, and yet, do not forget your share of the world (Al Qasas [28:77]). They conclude that organic is not just about sustainable agriculture. It is about the healthy attitude, health of physic, mental, social and ecology.