Thursday 12 November, 2020
A virtual seminar on the value and quality of Australian wheat attracted nearly 70 Indonesian flour millers and food manufacturers interested in the advantages of using Aussie wheat for noodles, bread and cakes.
Hosted by AEGIC, and featuring CBH Grain and breeding company InterGrain, the event was part of the Australian Government’s IA-CEPA* Business Connect program of events.
The webinar provided Indonesian wheat users with up-to-date information on the production and quality of Australian wheat for Indonesian wheat flour based products, specifically noodles, and the technical aspects of Australian wheat breeding for quality.
AEGIC CEO Richard Simonaitis said AEGIC was proud to support the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).
“This event is a great example of how the industry can collaborate to deliver value to our Indonesian customers and Australian growers,” he said.
“The IA-CEPA will provide significant, lasting benefits to both Indonesia and Australia. It is an enormously important opportunity for the Australian grains industry to build our relationship with Indonesia, and it is great to be part of it.”
CBH Grain’s Grain Quality and Sustainability Manager Jane Wardle gave an overview of the Australian wheat industry, covering Australian crop production and supply.
AEGIC’s Dr Larisa Cato provided in-depth information on the quality attributes of Australian wheat, and how AEGIC helps customers with technical support and engagement so they can extract greater value from our wheat.
InterGrain Senior Wheat Breeder Dr Dan Mullan shared how the Australian industry breeds wheat so that it meets the quality requirements of customers.
I was happy to attend the webinar yesterday, where I could get an update on the value and quality of the Australian wheat as well as the crop information for this year. I will share the presentation and the videos to my staff and colleagues. – Indonesian flour mill senior manager
I appreciate the information provided. Surely it will assist us in explaining to our customer the quality of your wheat. – Representative of major Indonesian food manufacturer
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