MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, YOGYAKARTA – The Muhammadiyah Council for Community Empowerment agreed to export 60 tons of modified cassava flour (mocaf) to the United Kingdom (UK) each month.
The first export ceremony was conducted at Muhammadiyah Office of Yogyakarta on Thursday (8/4). The mocaf export becomes an achievement for cassava farmers because according to statistics Indonesia 98 percent of them live below the poverty line.
The founder of Rumah Mocaf (Mocaf Production House) Riza Azyumaridha was grateful because the Muhammadiyah Council for Community Empowerment and his effort could improve the lives of cassava farmers.
“In 2017, we sold 50 kilograms of mocaf per month. It’s tough time. Now, Alhamdulillah, because of the endeavor and persistence of Muhammadiyah youths of Banjarnegara we can sell at least 30 tons of mocaf each month,” informed Reza.
The mocaf export is a new hope for Indonesia to be the greater exporter of mocaf in the world. The mocaf export is expected to reach 60 tons if the first 10-ton mocaf export is successful.
Besides, showing his mocaf export, President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir attended the ceremony.
He stated that the mocaf export is a part of Jihad Al Muwajahah (a cultural effort) of Muhammadiyah. It’s a real action.
Chair of the Muhammadiyah Council for Community Empowerment Muhammad Nurul Yamin added that the mocaf production successfully empower local farmers, cassava farmers, and community.
The mocaf production house can provide employment for more than 400 cassava farmers, hundreds of women to process the cassava to be flour, and youths to market it.