Food Industry Innovation Should Be Helpful to People

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, March 14 2018 - 23:00 IWST

Menteri Pertanian Amran Sulaiman dan Presiden Jokowi (Foto (Humas)
Menteri Pertanian Amran Sulaiman dan Presiden Jokowi (Foto (Humas)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Various innovations generated through food industry technology should be beneficial to the wider community and not just limited to certain circles to be useful nationally.

"Generate a technological innovation and findings that can lift the name of the nation and also beneficial to the community both in the field of food, industry and also daily needs," said Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon in Jakarta, Tuesday (13/3/2018).

Gerindra politicians argue, currently the budget for researchers in the country are still relatively small compared to that owned by developed countries.

For that, he said, it is necessary to produce a board of research institute that serves to coordinate research activities and create innovation.

Earlier, Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman together with Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education M Nasir stressed the importance of national agricultural innovation development.

While visiting the Agricultural Engineering Research and Development Agency in Serpong, Tangerang Selatan, Banten, Thursday (1/3), Minister of Agriculture asserted that if you want to develop agriculture must be mechanized, it must be with technology.

According to Amran, a number of innovations in agricultural machine tools proved to accelerate production and increase productivity by as much as 40-50 percent.

For that, he said, the paradigm of agricultural sector development should be changed from traditional methods to a more modern mechanism with an approach to improve welfare for farmers.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Research and Technology claimed that the modern science and engineering area of ​​agriculture in Serpong is an area designated by Kementan to develop agricultural innovation.

M Nasir added, this synergy is expected to create better self-sufficiency, improve efficiency, and get added value for the community.

For that, he said, it is expected that the coordination in the future can be really improved so that it can really add value, and so that the citizens can widely use the innovation of the agricultural sector.

Currently, Serpong Modern Science Park and Engineering Enviroment has built a number of supporting infrastructures such as gallery, controlled plantation house based on information technology, arrangement of micro irrigation system and embung, and arrangement of farm and farm road to support rice, corn, soybean, onion red, chili, and sugarcane.

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