The story of cinnamon


About the research

Cinnamon, one of the main ingredients of Belgium's beloved speculaas, is almost exclusively harvested by farmers in Kerinci, a small region in Indonesia. One would think these farmers are rich, but are they really? Sidi Rana Menggala, bio-engineer at the Universiteit Gent, looks into the cinnamon industry and has the answer

Sidi Rana Menggala

Sidi Rana Menggala is a PhD student at the Department of plant production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University. He is an Indonesian student, with up to 15 years of work experience. His research goal is to identify the schemes for improvement of cinnamon farmers' livelihood in Kerinci. He has a passion to support the grassgroot community in developing areas to overcome poverty situation.

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