Are You Ready to be Agriculture Changemakers? Bertani Untuk Negeri 9 Officially Open for Agriculture Students!

31 May 2024

Experiencing success on increasing agriculture productivity and registrant in every batch, Bertani Untuk Negeri 9 now coming back for active student of agriculture, plantation, and related majors to get opportunity by practice and learning directly in the field with farmers. With a five-month intenship duration, students will get critical and systematic thinking for their future careers.  

In addition to opening Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) positions for agricultural commodities, in this batch, the program also introduces a new role as a research internship only for final year students to give them experience about research as a whole.  

Through the roles and positions, students will become agents of change in future for food security by their soft skills and hard skills during the internship. As a sector that plays an important role in human life, agricultural sector needs young generation to be changemakers. Let’s apply and register on a (via MBKM & Edufarmers) until June 10th 2024. 


Students must register on both links (MBKM and Edufarmers) to be qualified for the next step. 


A. FDA (Farmers Development Associate) 

Students will take responsibilites for increasing farmers productivity through: 

  1. Manage demo plots and mini demo plots 
  2. Held FFS (Farmers Field School) for farmers

  3. Visits and observations regularly to the field  

  4. Identify and analyze problems in agriculture based on data and observation results  

  5. Discuss with farmers about agriculture problems and solutions that can be implemented

  6. Monitoring the progress of implemented recommendations and ensuring recommendations are implemented correctly 

Commodities & Location: 

  • Cocoa - Palu, Central Sulawesi  

  • Maize - Palu, Central Sulawesi  

  • Coffee - Silangit, North Sumatera  

  • Chili - Cianjur, West Java  


B. Researcher 

Researcher aimed only for students who will be entering 7th semester. As a researcher, student will do the following activities: 

  1. Pre-Research Training 

  2. Designs Training 

  3. Research Management Training 

  4. Data Collection Training 

  5. Research Sample Measurement Training 

  6. Data Analysis Training 

  7. Making Journals and Research Reports Training 

Commodities & Location: 

  • Paddy - Klaten, Central Java 

  • Maize - Klaten, Central Java 

  • Chili - Klaten, Central Java 


C. Requirements 

  1. An active undergraduate student (D3/D4/S1) under the Kemendikbudristekdikti will be entering 5th semester for FDA & 7th semester for researcher.  

  2. Students from agriculture, plantation, or related majors with a minimum FPA 3.00  

  3. Have a strong commitment and willing to placed in a commodity area for five months.  

  4. Has great motivation and interest to develop agriculture industry in Indonesia 

  5. Have organizational experience, especially as coordinator/head of division 

  6. Have work or internship experience (a plus) 

  7. Able to build good communication and relationships with village residents 

  8. Able to take initiatives and work independently 

  9. Must follow Instagram (@edufarmers  @bertaniuntuknegeri) & tiktok ( @bertaniuntuknegeri


D. Documents 

  1. Transcripts or Student Report Card   

  2. Student Card   

  3. ID card/KTP 

  4. Curriculum Vitae   

  5. Recommendations from lecturers, supervisors, or heads of department    

  6. Bank Account (Bank Mandiri/Bank BSI for Aceh students) 

  7. Health Insurance 

  8. Certificate from competition, organization, volunteer, or award (additional)   

  9. Research proposal (for researcher only) (additional) 

Download CV, research proposal format, and recommendation letter on 


E. Activities during BUN 9 

  1. Students will enhance soft skills, business skills, and agricultural skills according to standards.  
  2. Students will apply their knowledge to share and lead agricultural development projects.
  3. Students will assist and directly impact farmers' welfare.  
  4. Students will collaborate with farmers to increase agricultural productivity.
  5. Students will undergo training to enhance their skills and knowledge. 


F. Benefit 

  1. Monthly earning based on Kemendikbudristekdikti policy 

  2. Transportation fees are covered 

  3. Training and guidance to improve hard-skills and soft-skills 

  4. Receive a certified internship portfolio from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemendikbudristekdikti) 

  5. Pride and self-satisfaction for serving and creating a good impact on farmers 

  6. Unlimited access for information and research by Edufarmers 

  7. Field data collection for final assignment 

  8. Receiving certificate at the end of program 


G. Timeline 

  • 13 May - 10 June 2024: Online Registration via Edufarmers and MBKM  

  • 5 - 13 June 2024: Document selection 

  • 17 June - 4 July 2024: Cognitive Test and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) 

  • 5 - 11 July 2024: Final Result Announcement 

  • 11 - 15 July 2024: Administration checking 

  • 5 August 2024: Opening & closing ceremony 

  • 7 - 10 August 2024: Online bootcamp  

  • 6 August - 20 December 2024: Program period 

Timeline registration will be updated if any changes 

What are you waiting for? Let’s apply through to get precious and worth experiences from farmers! Check our social media @bertaniuntuknegeri @edufarmers for latest information about registration.

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