Indonesia: U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates World's Largest Tempeh Factory

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ID2023-0027
On September 26, 2023, U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim participated in the opening of one of the largest tempeh exporting factories in the world located in Bogor, Indonesia. This new factory, belonging to Tempe Azaki, will increase the company’s current production capacity of tempeh to 50 metric tons a day. Tempe is a traditional Indonesian food staple made mostly of yellow soybeans imported from the United States. This event illustrated the importance of international trade and U.S. capacity building and the success of transforming a microenterprise into an industrial-scale, food exporter. Tempe Azaki, which has been trained by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), utilizes almost exclusively U.S. soybeans in its manufacturing process to export its tempeh products to international markets, including the United States.

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