Sep.14.2022, Shanghai ------ PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (IDX: BBRI) collaborates with PT Syngenta Indonesia to provide financial services for farmers through the CENTRIGO™ Farming Ecosystem. The end-to-end ecosystem, aimed to support farmers' needs and increase productivity and profitability, will be launched in October 2022.
BRI was established on 16 December 1895 in Purwokerto, Central Java by Raden Aria Wiriatmaja as De Poerwokertosche Hulp en Spaarbank Der Inladsche Hoofden. Initially started as a savings and loan cooperative for mosques, the simple financial institution was then incorporated as a bona fide bank in 1968.
Today, BRI is one of the largest banks in Indonesia and Southeast Asia that focuses on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and a pioneer of microfinance in Indonesia. Since its IPO in 2003, BRI has consistently posted profit and paid dividends to shareholders. As of June 2022, BRI’s services are supported by 569,761 BRILink agents, 199,775 EDC units, 14,417 ATMs, and 7,407 CRMs.
Syngenta is a global company with headquarters in Switzerland. 30,000 employees, in more than 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown and protected. The company accelerate the innovation and invest to advance a more sustainable agriculture which is good for nature, farmers and society.
Syngenta's work helps farmers to face the challenges of today’s changing world. Farmers must adapt to the effects of climate change, improve the soil and enhance biodiversity, and respond to society’s views on food and agricultural technology. And Syngenta is transparent about what the company is doing and the impact it is making.