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Indonesian startup eFishery allows fish farmers to control and monitor feeding through a smartphone app. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)
Startups in Asia

Indonesian entrepreneur seeks to tackle world hunger

Startup offers fish farmers a low-cost yet efficient feeder for improving productivity

SHOTARO TANI and ERWIDA MAULIA, Nikkei staff writers | Indonesia

Asia is home to some of the world's most promising startups, as it grapples with a multitude of problems arising from rapid economic development. Starting this week, the Nikkei Asian Review will bring to you profiles of these innovative companies on a regular basis.

JAKARTA -- It was the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in 2007. Gibran El Farizy, a student at the Bandung Institute of Technology in West Java in Indonesia, was starving.

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