Chairman of the House Invite Farmers to Realize Nawacita Field of Food
By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Tuesday, January 30 2018 - 04:28 IWST
Rice Harvesting (Photo Dok Industry.co.id)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Chairman of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo invites the farmers to realize the nawacita in the field of agriculture by participating in the highway harvest centered in Musi Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra, Monday (29/1/2018).
The rice harvest in Air Saleh Sub-district was also attended by Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman, Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly, Zulkifli Hasan, Chief of Staff of President (KSP) Moeldoko, and other invited guests.
Bamsoet, familiar call Bambang Soesatyo, in his speech said, national rice production in 2017 reached 81,382,451 tons.
Production of rice increased 2.56 percent compared to rice production in 2016 that is 79.354.767.
"Increasing rice production nationally is certainly very exciting to us all," he said.
Golkar Party politician is asserted, Indonesia as an agricultural country has a very wide agricultural land, of course, rice production is also very large.
However, the growing population, he said, currently there is a gap between the stock of rice from farmers to the needs of the community.
On that occasion, Bamsoet invites farmers to increase their production so that they can meet the rice stock that becomes the community's need.
"Production of rice that meets the needs of the national, so it can be realized in the field of agriculture," he said.
According to Bamsoet, Nawacita President Joko Widodo in agriculture, one of which is the creation of self-sufficient food for five major commodities within five years.
Therefore, the rice harvest on this day, he said, is a real effort to realize food self-sufficiency.
Bamsoet is optimistic that the agricultural sector in Indonesia will be more advanced so that its farmers who are unsung warriors can live prosperously.
On the occasion, Bamsoet also urged the Government to immediately realize the program to increase the ratio of agricultural land from 0.3 hectares per head of the family to 2 hectares per head of the family, so as to increase rice production while increasing farmers' income. (Ant)