Ministry of Agriculture Cultivation Checks of Garlic Imported Seeds in Temanggung

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, April 20 2018 - 18:30 IWST

Dirjen Hortikultura Kementan Suwandi (Foto Dok
Dirjen Hortikultura Kementan Suwandi (Foto Dok - Temanggung - Director General (Director General) Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), Suwandi, had the opportunity to see garlic plantation in Posong village, Kledung district, Temanggung regency. This is to ensure the development of garlic crops from imported seeds.

The visit was done after accompanying the Working Visit of Commission 4 of DPR RI in order to see garlic cultivation conducted in Temanggung.

"Importers are obliged to plant 5% of their RIPH volume. In fact, the delegation of Commission IV of the House of Representatives stated that the planting obligation is not only 5 percent, but added to be at least 20 percent." This is an input to be considered," said Suwandi in Temanggung, Friday (20 / 4/2018).

Despite the rain and fog conditions, Wandi still wants to see imported garlic crops as a 5 percent planting obligation located on the slopes of Sindoro Mountain at an altitude of 1400 meters from sea level.

"The garlic seed from Taiwan was able to grow well, and produced the bulb," he added.

"This planting of imported seeds grows well, similar crops grown in East Lombok also grow well and bulb" he continued

To increase the area of ​​garlic cultivation, besides being filled from local seeds of farmers' production, Wandi also encourages importers to buy seeds from outside if domestic is not enough.

"Currently, which is suitable and can be bulb in Indonesia is from Taiwan, India and Egypt. Another one which is suitable match that is from Yunnan, China .But now still in the test process first," he said.

Policy Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman declares garlic self-sufficiency in 2021. The planting target for self-sufficiency is 78,500 hectares, of which 13,500 hectares is for seed.

"To achieve self-sufficiency is currently focused on seed. Therefore, if the local seed is not enough, the permit to import the seed will be done to support self-sufficiency," said Suwandi.

News Comment

Today's Industry

The President Director of PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM), Philmon Tanuri (left) delivered remarks at the kick off of Trimegah's collaboration with IA SBM-ITB in Jakarta on Wednesday (05/06/2024).

Jumat, 07 Juni 2024 - 19:43 WIB

Trimegah Sekuritas Supports Ikatan Alumni SBM-ITB to Realise Lifelong Learning Mission

In order to realise its mission of “Educate and create wealth for community through unique and professional investment experience”, PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM) collaborates…

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ)

Senin, 29 April 2024 - 05:02 WIB

One of the UK’s Most Established Schools Chooses Jakarta for Their Latest Opening

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ) is thrilled to announce its grand opening in September 2024! As the first private UK school to open in Indonesia, WCIJ, a pioneering co-educational…

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Beras (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:43 WIB

Gov’t to Continue Disbursing Rice Assistance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ensured that the Government will continue rolling out the rice assistance program for low-income families. The President made the statement when handing…

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:23 WIB

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), Setyono Djuandi Darmono met the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Dito Ariotedjo at the Kemenpora RI Office, Senayan,…