Baliem Wamena Valley Arabica Coffee will be certified

In order to anticipate the production of coffee of local farmers in Jayawijaya Regency, so that the Arabica coffee is not claimed as agricultural products owned by other regions, the Government of Jayawijaya Regency, Papua Province, began to protect with the completeness of the certification requirements.

Jayawijaya Head of Planning and Regional Development Board, Petrus Mahuze, claimed to have prepared geographical book indication book as one of the requirements that must be completed before Arabica coffee gets certified, and protection from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

“We hope that there will be a certification for the local coffee product of Jayawijaya, because through this certification there will be protection for coffee farmers in the coffee group so that no more people or persons (outside of Jayawijaya) utilize this Wamena coffee for the benefit of personal, “he said, in Wamena, Friday (29/09/2017).

Through the certification, said Peter, all the coffee farmers’ products spread across 40 districts throughout Jayawijaya Regency will be protected by law.

“So if there is a certain person who violates the certification, there are legal sanctions, namely prison or a fine of about one billion,” he said.

He said that there was an agreement from the participants who attended the seminar on the results of the book on the requirement of geographical indication of Arabica coffee on Friday morning, to name Baliem Wamena Valley Arabica Coffee on all production.

“If it’s about packaging, it’s okay for the owner of the factory or trademark itself, but in every trademark it should contain a logo that we will provide, including mentioning the origin of the coffee,” he said.

The seminar which took place at Bappeda Jayawijaya Meeting Room was attended by approximately 15teen community representatives and invited guests, such as researchers from Papua University (Unipa) West Papua and representatives of banks and representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights

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