Minister of Agriculture: Agricultural Exports Rise 24 - 25 Percent to Rp 441 Trillion in 2017

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, May 22 2018 - 00:00 IWST

Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman
Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Optimistic, not only limited to the word, Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman, has proven, optimism coupled with "Hard Work and Smart Work", above to allow, certainly produce results, quoted the word submitted by Minister of Agriculture, which today opened the "Musrenbangtan" event in 2018 at the central auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture on Monday, 21/05/2018.

Musrenbangtan participants, from all provincial, district and municipal agricultural offices, are special, attending the Governor of Gorontalo, Habibie. We, at the beginning of our assignment, as Minister, have the responsibility, from the President, completed the rehabilitation of 3 million ha of irrigation within 3 years, but Alhamdulillah, with all our hard work, within 2 years can be completed. We can see at this time the interest of young people in rural areas began to increase in the agricultural sector.

The mechanization technology, making its own passion, guarantees farmers' production price, makes, the agricultural sector is currently in demand, why not, it can be proven, we have, onion imports, now export, 20,000, Ton, Maize. So far we have imported up to 10 Trillion, currently, already exports up to 300,000 tons, of 500,000 tons of national target, again to be optimistic.

Recently, from the Governor of Gorontalo, Rusli Habibie, who was present with us at Musrenbang Pertanian 2018, that the Gorontalo corn export volume has reached 107 thousand tons, exceeding the target of 57,000 tons. So we are optimistic that our target is only 300,000 tons, but seeing an increase in production in all corn centers, possibly up to 1 million tons, said mentan.

We can see, at this moment, the breakthrough, in the agricultural sector, showing the positive ysng direction, the garlic, the imports begin to fall; we develop the garlic, based on the comparative advantage of location and climatology, in Banyuwangi. For example, we have harvest garlic, which smells and taste 5 times better, from the land of origin garlic that we develop, even they are interested to import from us, incredible right, so the media must write, do not if the price goes up big and duration over and over.

Banyuwangi 2 years ago, the poverty rate reached 39 percent, now? down to 8.6 percent, the agricultural sector contributed substantially, from changing conditions, to other sectors of course. Optimists should be optimistic, assertive mentan, Jokowi-JK government, very well. Recently, at the behest of Mr. President, we launched the Working Program, "Prosperous People's Poverty Surgery" in 1000 Villages, 100 Districts, we distributed, Chickens, Villages, with Stables and Feed for 6 months to spawn, , is a pre-prosperous income level of 1 to 1.3 million / month, with the program "Working" in 6 months, can increase revenue up to 2.5 million / month.

Not only chicken livestock, we also help cattle goat, sheep and KRPL, Sustainable Food House Area, for community kitchen needs. Minister of Agriculture, added that currently, the Ministry of Agriculture, socialize, the development of the region, with cluster model, utilizing the yard that is integrated, starting from the area of ​​1000 hectares.

Together with the cluster that we build, in 1 District, or it can be combined 2 and 3 District, also Processing Industry is built, for example, Mango, when this mango plant is distributed, also processing industry is built, and this will succeed and merubsh pattern of society, only produce fruit, become industrial entrepreneurs, this can be believed will be no longer society, poor or less able, said mentan.

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