Making Sugars typical Home Based Industry in Garut

Tirelessly Iwan (35) continues to stir the pot iron brown viscous fluid. In front of her was a crock containing the same again. Alternately him play spoons of coconut shell-stemmed bamboo, alternate for 15 minutes.

“It’s a mixture of sugar, java, palm, coconut, and sugarcane. Not all the material from Garut, there sugarcane ordered from Kediri (East Java) together coconut sugar from Tasik, Banjar, and Cianjur,” said the man who was 5 years old involved in the cottage industry in the Market Guntur Garut, West Java, on Wednesday (07/10/2013).

In the process of cooking, Iwan put sugar then stir to form a thick liquid. “Until good. Afterwards input all the sugar. Stirred half hour. If you want to quickly be ready to pour, yes fire digedein,” he said.

After continued stirring and was considered quite mature, and then take a plastic scoop Iwan bercorong. Her bony hands slowly pour the liquid mixture into a thick sugar mold 5 cm in diameter.

“Made it sober, simple cut the pipe,” he explained, pointing to a vertical thickness of 2 cm mold it. Iwan then deftly move the dipper 50th winnowing prints are arranged in a square of wood.

After that, the mold stacked on top of another winnowing. “Dikeringin first, about 1 hour. Wear only dry winds. Was only after it is removed from the mold,” he explained.
While, a fat and short stature mother sitting in a chair not far from the corner of the window at the top of the table where Iwan brown viscous liquid was poured.

“That was brown sugar making process. In Guntur Market makers have 3 red sugar. One of us,” said the woman who called Nur (33) it. His hands deftly releasing brown sugar slab width 5 cm from the mold.

Despite having a similar business competitors, Nur said he was not worried about losing customers who on average small traders such as gado-gado.

In fact, usually orders pile up ahead of Idul Fitri. Whereas for this year claimed to have caught Nur orders weighing 5 quintals of sugar as fast last year.

“It’s still a daily kayak, 60 kg of sugar at all to make. From there be 120 kg. Wrapped so each 10 kg. Kayak gini,” Nur said as he showed a yellowish brown sugar composition of the plastic-wrapped parcel pretty similar.

Nur said the sugar round yellowish color size diameter 8 cm and 5 cm thick is no different from the other manufacture. The only difference is the composition of the sugar.

“If a more yellow coconut sugar, it is also different, so a bit salty. Arennya If the sugar thicker and sweeter,” said Nur.

Iwan and Nur hope this simple production continues to run and sustainable. Because there are other competitors already in the Banjar, West Java, which is capable of producing more and using automated production equipment.

Rice production is estimated Lampung 3.15 Million Tons

Rice production in Lampung Province in 2013 based on forecast figures I estimated at 3.15 million tons of milled rice (GKG), an increase of 48.53 thousand tons or 1.56 percent compared to the previous year rice production.
“The increase in rice production due to an increase in productivity by 1.48 quintals per hectare or 3.07 percent, from 48.32 quintals per hectare of paddy in 2012 to 49.80 quintals per hectare of paddy this year,” said Head of Distribution Statistics Central Bureau of Statistics Bambang Widjanarko in Bandar Lampung, on Saturday.
He said that rice production in 2012 is based on fixed rates as much as 3.10 million tons of paddy, up by 160.66 thousand tons or 5.46 percent compared to last year’s production.
The increase in production was due to an increase in harvested area of 34.90 thousand hectares or 5.75 per cent, he said.
According to one of the origins of rice farmers Pekalongan district, East Lampung District, Surahman, stock grains in the region began to enter the harvest as abundant rice in the rice farming centers.
“Sizable increase grain yields,” he said.
He said, most of the rice crop in the area of grain production centers in Pekalongan District has entered a period of harvest, given the average age of the plant is more than 80 days.
Rendeng season (monsoon) rice crop is usually around the age of 90 days or three months, but this time in season gadu age of only about 80 days so it can be harvested more quickly, he said.
According to him the current grain production or increased due to better supply of irrigation water technicalities included smoothly, especially minimal presence of pests and diseases that attack rice plants.
Meanwhile, the price of grain at the farm level has reached Rp3.650 per kilogram, and the price of rice ranges from 6,500 – 7,000 per kilogram, depending on the type and quality of the rice.

The story of Home Based Entrepreneurs Raup Turnover Pastries Rp 1 Billion At Eid

As usual, the annual event and Eid Fasting brings blessings to the home pastry manufacturers, such as Kampung Utami Donuts (DKU).

Starting from selling donuts round in the villages and schools, Rosidah Widya Utami DKU brand owner managed businesses manage cookies ‘kampung’ upscale flavor.

Rosidah always flooded with orders. Unmitigated, in this year’s Lebaran turnover pastries home to break out over USD 1 billion.

“If fasting and Eid sales rose dramatically. Turnover can be up more than Rp 1 billion, last year turnover is USD 500 million. Fasting and Eid bring blessings yes, working 2 months of the results could be eaten for 2 years,” said Rosidah to detikFinance, in Jakarta, Sunday (08/11/2013).

According Rosidah, pastry production is now sold out the public interest. Not only from Jakarta and surrounding areas, dry cake which is produced in Jombang, East Java, has been extended to Kalimantan and Sumatra.

“The biggest demand of Jakarta and its surroundings, then followed from Borneo and Sumatra,” he said.

So many orders, he had to help workers to meet consumer demand. Today, the home-based business is owned Rosida join assisted at least 40 employees.

It turned out pretty itutidak aid workers. Without meaning to reject, Rosidah forced to ‘take off’ orders up to 30% of the total demand amounting to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million.

“A lot of orders to the extent not kepegang. Approximately 30% of orders are not handled so many, could be worth up to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million was missing. Peak right at H-7 yes but 3 weeks before Eid we’ve stop receiving orders due to demand overload occurs there, “he explained.

According Rosidah, retaining customers is the key to providing the best service and quality.

TVS Dazz 200 Production Units Per Day

TVS brand sole agent, PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia today begin mass production of the first variant of the first automatic motorcycle in Indonesia, named TVS Dazz. The factory is capable of producing up to 200 units of motorcycles per day.

“Just today we started mass production,” said Supervisor Vehicle Assembling Agus Ahmad Yani on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Agus said, since the events shown in Pekan Raya Jakarta some time ago, TVS Dazz has ordered 500 units. So, the company aims to meet the demand until the end of July. “All requests are still coming from Jakarta area,” he said at TVS factory in Karawang.

TVS Dazz, said Agus, a prime TVS matic production in the country. This bike has some new offers ride comfort than the i-cas facility. On the left side, right under the horn panel, there is equipment to recharge the phone.

Energy is channeled directly from the main batteries. If the engine is turned off, power the phone can be recharged for 4 hours. However, if the engine starts, the refilling process can be done as long as it takes. “In the long-distance travel can all recharge mobile phones,” he said.

In addition, said Agus, the capacity of TVS Dazz larger gasoline which is around 6 liters. Dazz TVZ also use tubeless tires, which is the first bike that uses tires without inner tubes. With a capacity of 110 cc bike is still using combustion system with a carburetor. Injection system, he said, is still considered at risk with flood-prone Jakarta. “Injection should be replaced if submerged in water. Costs are very large,” he said.

For motor assembly components, Agus said, is 100 percent assembled in Indonesia. As many as 60 percent of its components are made in the country. While the remaining 40 percent is imported from outside. Machine and headlamp still imported from India. “Frame and tires and some other major component is our production,” he said.

Pertamina Increase Production of Lube Base Oil Refinery Cilacap LOC

PT Pertamina (Persero), SK Lubricants Co.., And PT Patra SK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the feasibility study for a project to increase production capacity and marketing of lube base oil refinery LOC RU IV Cilacap.
The signing of the MoU by Pertamina processing director Chrisna Damayanto, CEO & President of SK Lubricants Kwan Ho Choi, and SK Patra President Personal Dadik in Jakarta,
The feasibility study will include technical, market, and economic aspects of the project will be the basis for the three companies to work together to increase the production capacity of the lube base oil refinery LOC RU IV Cilacap, from Group I to Group II. Through this partnership, LOC RU IV Cilacap refinery will be designed to be able to produce lube base oil Group II which has better quality and environmentally friendly, while still producing lube base of Group I.
The signing of this MOU is in line with Pertamina plans to accelerate expansion in the field of downstream Pertamina to realize the mission of profitable downstream. In addition, this project plans to reinforce the company’s commitment to improving Indonesia’s economy by controlling the domestic and regional markets, according to the vision of a World Class Energy Company and became Champion in Asia in 2025.
“The increase in lube base oil production capacity of RU IV Cilacap Refinery LOC is intended to capture the best possible opportunities in the trend of increasing demand for environmentally friendly lube base in the domestic market, regional and global. It is also in line with Pertamina’s commitment to maintain and preserve the environment, “said Vice President of Corporate communiation Mundakir Ali in a press release on Thursday (04/07/2013).
The feasibility study is expected during the period of 6-8 months. After the signing of this MOU, the three companies will form a joint team to finalize a focused strategic agreement to form a joint venture company.
South Korean companies, SK Lubricants, a leading global player in the field of production and marketing of a variety of lube base oil Group, mainly in the South Korean market, Asia and Europe. SK Patra is a joint venture between PT Patra Niaga and SK Energy is engaged in the production and marketing of lube base oil plant site in Dumai, Riau.

Wow, Food Kartel Earn turnover of Rp 11 trillion

Action actors cartel that conspired aka traders determine price more troubling. Induced them, the prices soar. Unfortunately, those who master the many commercial food commodity food prices rising so high.
In the midst of the difficulties, the perpetrators of the whole profit cartel. Research Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the perpetrators of the cartel can reap a turnover of up to Rp 11.34 trillion. The turnover of trade 6 obtained from the food commodity beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice.
In a written statement, Vice Chairman of Kadin Regional Empowerment and Bulog, Natsir Mansour, said the offender cartel in action when there is an imbalance of supply and demand in the food sector. Imbalances that led to insecurity and fosters speculation.
Natsir said that this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. He thinks the government is still very centralized trading system just because a policy is governed by several ministries. Though local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives should be able to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices. “Sanctions in the form of budget cuts,” he said.
In addition, Natsir said, no special food supply lines come confuse the issue. Consequently, any policy issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture tends to be speculative. As a result, the data can not be proper food and accurate.
“So it’s natural that the president was angry with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture for failing to regulate national food also often scarce,” he said.

OPEC Oil Production Down in June

OPEC oil exporting production declined in June, and its share in global oil supply is expected to fall in the next two years due to rising non-OPEC oil supply in the next few years.
“Total OPEC crude oil production an average of 30.38 million barrels per day in June, a decline of 0.31 million barrels per day compared to the previous month,” Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is headquartered in Vienna said in its monthly report on Wednesday.
Statistics show that the decline was driven by a reduction in Libyan production, which production fell 206,000 barrels per day in June, contributing nearly 70 percent of the decline in total production, while Saudi Arabia continues to increase its production in the last two months.
Non-OPEC supply growth is expected to be the most dynamic of crude oil production in 2013 and 2014, is projected to average 53.92 million barrels per day in 2013 and 55.06 million barrels per day in 2014, according to the report.
Strong growth trend from supply-led by U.S. crude oil production, growth should be the highest among the non-OPEC countries in 2013 and 2014, and production is expected to average 11.33 million barrels per day in 2014 in a report .
Due to growth in the supply of non-OPEC crude oil and weak world oil demand, OPEC will likely see lower market share in the world oil market in 2013 and 2014, which is estimated to be 33.8 percent in 2013.

Lady Gaga’s Family Restaurant gets painful Criticism

Since it opened last February 2012, the restaurant Joanne Trattoria often accompanied by harsh criticism. Many say the dishes are overpriced and not tasty. In fact, the New York Daily News called it “the worst thing after herpes’.

Joanne Trattoria is a restaurant owned by Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s parents. Charles Arthur Smith who was once Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for many years, serving as executive chef at the restaurant. He serves home-style Italian dishes. Celebrity Katie Holmes and her daughter often stopped here.

Although his family managed, Gaga does not have a stake in this business. He himself had commented on Joanne Trattoria to the Elvis Duran radio broadcaster. “I’m on a diet because my weight was up about 11 pounds … my dad dish at the restaurant is very good, but my weight increased 2 kg each of my meals there,” the singer said, as quoted by the Daily Mail (29/9 / 12).

Unfortunately, Joanne Trattoria continues to receive harsh criticism. Recent comments written by critic Michael Kaminer in the New York Daily News on Wednesday (09.26.12). “I came with an open mind, even though most of my colleagues describe Joanne as the worst thing after herpes,” he wrote.

He presented a tasting focaccia bread on the table. “Four pieces ‘Chef Art’s Wood Oven Baked Focaccia’ pale and taste bland has a texture like sponge washing dishes,” Kaminer describes.

He also highlighted the equivalent price of a fancy restaurant menu dining experience although not as fine dining. According to him, Fried Calamari for $ 18 (about USD 172,000) looks messy, greasy, and more flour than the squid-cuminya. Meanwhile, the sauce tasted like instant seasoning marinaranya.

At the end of the article, he summarizes that eating place is far from good. Kaminer also mentioned the news that Chef Joanne Trattoria Smith had left without a word as to pursue other projects.

Kaminer was not the only person who wrote a bad review about Joanne Trattoria. Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post said that “2.5 hours dining here feels like days.” Meanwhile, Leo Carey of The New Yorker wrote that the Grilled Calamari salad was bland and not flavorful roast.

According to the Daily Mail, positive reviews on the website Zagat and Yelp! focus more on the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. One user Zagat writes: “The owner, Cynthia, was very enjoyable. Food is awesome. Ministry quickly. Atmosphere is comfortable.”.

One of the critical turning customer reviews on New York Daily News. “The depiction in the media is inaccurate. Seems they only sell the sensational story,” he said. He added that the New York Daily News did not mention the warm atmosphere created by the staff restaurant to all customers.

Industry: Legit sweet Dodoo Buleleng

Traditional lunkhead this one is not a regular lunkhead. Elongated shape wrapped in dried corn leaves are fragrant aroma. Not only is demand-sweet as the dish but also a lot of religious ceremonies was bought as souvenirs.

Not only that Betawi and got lunkhead Garut. Bali also has an icon lunkhead Buleleng famous enough even among guests. Buleleng lunkhead characterized tersediri than on the wrapper also lies in raw materials of manufacture.

Lunkhead Bali or also known as the lunkhead Buleleng has a distinctive taste that sweet sticky and fragrant. The raw material is black rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. Lunkhead-making process is still quite traditional as done in home-based industries in Buleleng, North Bali is the home city of manufacture.

No wonder if the packaging is very traditional and unique. Each lunkhead wrapped with ‘klobot’ or dried corn leaves. Made slightly elongated shape with both sides tied up using a rope. The smell of dried corn leaves as a wrapper that gives fragrant sensation while enjoying the lunkhead who is solid black.

Another uniqueness, lunkhead Buleleng not packed in boxes or plastic. This lunkhead direnceng so each one lengthwise 10 pieces and hung with raffia. Each renceng sold at Rp 10.000,00. In Bali, Buleleng lunkhead often used as complementary offerings religious ceremonies. Over time this lunkhead much taken by the travelers who come as souvenirs typical of Bali.

This lunkhead can be retained for up to 3 weeks old. Well, if the streets to make sure you buy the resort island of Bali this lunkhead. Besides suitable as a gift because it is distinctive and delicious, reckoning you also have to help preserve traditional cuisine.

Selling Well Rattan Baskets Parcel

Fingers Lewis, 52 Years, expertly weave rattan. The rattan woven into a small basket. Then the basket was his sandpaper so that the surface becomes slippery and covered with liquid varnish.
“It hampers baskets for Eid,” he said, Tempo, when met at his stall in Jalan rattan Dona ODOT, District Tassel, Friday, July 19, 2013. Lewis is a rattan craftsmen in Rumbai. Various home appliances in production such as chairs, tables, baskets, hood of food and toys.
Tassel area is known as the center of rattan in Pekanbaru. The craftsman was busy weaving wicker to order consumer, since the month of Ramadan is away rattan orders increased compared to normal days.
Lewis said the high interest rattan been happening since the beginning of the fasting. Because consumers need household items made from rattan is when the feast of Eid. “Ahead of Eid is more and more orders,” said the former Chairman of the Association of Craftsmen Rattan.
Increasing order of rattan also accompanied by increased earnings of the artisans. Lewis said, if he’s just a normal day gain in a month turnover of USD 15 million, while the fasting month he can earn double the usual day at $ 30 million per month.
Lewis said the rattan species that the public interest ahead of the Eid al-Fitr is the parcel basket. If he was just a normal day produce fruit baskets parcels 50 to 100 pieces per month, but since the beginning of the fasting Lewis has produced 2,000 parcels of fruit baskets. Lewis said, the parcel Basket demand by Shop Gift Baskets and offices.
The price offered varies, depending on the size and model of wicker. The price of a basket of parcels priced at Rp 80 thousand to Rp 300 thousand dollars. If the shelves are shaped parcels offered at a price of Rp 15 thousand to $ 30 thousand, depending on many levels of the parcel shelves.
Also experienced an increase in demand for rattan species hood of food, the day he could sell the hood of food as much as 10 to 15 pieces of fruit per day. The price offered is also varied from Rp 100 thousand to Rp 150 thousand dollars.
While the demand for chairs, desks and children’s toys such as rocking horses running relatively normal as usual. Price 1 wicker chair type seats cost Rp 3 million elephants, cobras and 1 seat long Rp 2 million. Toys for 1 piece children piggyback type offered at a price of Rp 200 thousand.
Lewis thankful not happen constraints in supply of raw rattan. “Alhamdulillah raw materials smoothly,” he said. If the raw material in Pekanbaru drag, he could order raw rattan from West Sumatra.
Lewis admitted ahead of Idul Fitri is receiving more orders fruit baskets parcels reach 2000, as a result he was forced to absorb a lot of labor to resolve consumer demand before Eid just two weeks away. Lewis is currently employing 20 people craftsmen. “So many of my own as well go to work,” said the owner of three pieces of rattan craft stalls.