Registration for Bertani Untuk Negeri 8 are Open Now for Agriculture Student!

30 Nov 2023

The agricultural industry, which plays an important part in human life, has a lot of potential for improvement and development. A country's food security reflects the quality of its human resources, particularly in Indonesia, one of the world's largest agrarian countries. Therefore, Edufarmers has launched its 8th Bertani Untuk Negeri (Farming for the Nation 8) program to improve food security in Indonesia through the younger generation. 

Bertani Untuk Negeri is an internship program by Edufarmers in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, aimed at active students in agricultural, plantation, and related disciplines. The goal is to enhance their skills and competencies in the field of agriculture through hands-on practices in the field, with the hope that the experiences gained during the program will serve as a foundation for their future careers. 

With a six-month internship duration, students are not only invited to experience the field atmosphere but also encouraged to become agents of change. This program is about more than just planting seeds; it is about nurturing and developing the talents of young individuals to be at the forefront of future food security. 

Currently, in addition to opening Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) positions for agricultural commodities, in this batch, the program also introduces a new role as a project specialist for the Cocoa Development Program to enhance the cocoa industry in Indonesia. 

Bertani Untuk Negeri 8 registration is open for agricultural students from November 13 to December 15, 2023, at and the MBKM website, (Note: You have to register on both websites to be qualified for the next step).


Commodities & Location 

Farmers Development Associate 

  • Cocoa - Palu, Central Sulawesi 

  • Maize - Palu, Central Sulawesi 

  • Coffee - Silangit, North Sumatera 

  • Chili - Cianjur, West Java 

Project Specialist  

  • Cocoa Development Program (collaboration with MARS) - Pangkep, Tarengge & Luwu Raya, South Sulawesi 


Farmers Development Associate (FDA) 

As Farmers Development Associates (FDAs), students have responsibilities to increase farmer productivity. During the program, FDAs will perform the following tasks: 

  • Manage demo plots and mini demo plots. 

  • Participate in Farmers Field School. 

  • Routinely visit and observe farmers' fields. 

  • Identify and analyze problems based on data and observations. 

  • Discuss agriculture problems with farmers and create solutions. 

  • Track the progress of implemented recommendations and ensure they are executed correctly. 


Project Specialist – Cocoa Development (collaboration with MARS Indonesia) 

The Project Specialist will focus on supporting and being involved in cocoa development in Indonesia. As a Project Specialist, students will be part of these projects: 

  • Pollination 

  • Mechanisation 

  • Botanical Pesticide 

  • Agroforestry 

  • Business Plan for Professional Nursery Business 

  • Youth Inclusion 



  • An active undergraduate student (D3/D4/S1) under the Kemendikbudristekdikti minimum will be entering 6th semester. 

  • Students from agriculture, plantations, or related majors. 

  • Have a strong commitment and willing to be placed in the area of commodities for five months.  

  • Have a strong motivation to develop the agriculture industry in Indonesia. 

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

  • Have work or internship experience will be a plus 

  • Able to communicate and build good relationships with locals, especially farmers. 

  • Able to take initiative and work independently. 



  • Transcripts or Student Report Card  

  • Student Card  

  • Curriculum Vitae  

  • Recommendations from lecturers, supervisors, or heads of department   

  • Certificate from competition, organization, volunteer, or award (additional)  

Download CV format and recommendation letter on 


BUN 8 Activities 

  • Students will enhance soft skills, business skills, and agricultural skills according to standards. 

  • Students will apply their knowledge to share and lead agricultural development projects. 

  • Students will assist and directly impact farmers' welfare. 

  • Students will collaborate with farmers to increase agricultural productivity. 

  • Students will undergo training to enhance their skills and knowledge. 


Impact & Benefit 

  • Monthly earnings 

  • Transportation fees are covered. 

  • Students get training and guidance to improve hard and soft skills during the program. 

  • Build a professional portfolio and get an accredited certificate from Kemendikbudristekdikti for future careers. 

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



  • Online Registration via Edufarmers and MBKM: 13th November 2023 – 15th December 2023 

  • Document Selection: 20th December 2023 - 3rd January 2024 

  • Cognitive Test and Focus Group Discussion (FGD): 4th - 17th January 2024 

  • Final Result Announcement: 21st - 26th January 2024 

  • Administration Checking: 27th - 31st January 2024 

  • Kick-off program: 27th - 31st January 2024 

  • Departure to program area: 1st - 15th March 2024 

  • Program period: 16th February 2024 - 30th June 2024 


The timeline will be updated if there are changes.  


Join us as an intern in Bertani Untuk Negeri 8 and gain amazing experiences from farmers to contribute to increasing agricultural productivity in Indonesia! For further information, please contact us and follow our Instagram accounts @bertaniuntuknegeri & @edufarmers to stay updated. 

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