Stretch Capacity Building Farmer Onion Dogiyai

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, June 14 2018 - 16:30 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Onion is a strategic commodity for household consumption and influential in controlling inflation and welfare of farmers.

As per the direction of the Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman, red onion to be developed through the approach area according to agro ecosystem, handled intact from upstream to downstream. Red Onion production is directed to supply the needs of all of Indonesia, export and improve the welfare of farmers.

"Brebes is a successful example to develop red onion in central area. All systems in agribusiness from upstream to downstream have been handled and available completely, "said Director General of Horticulture, Suwandi during a visit to Brebes on Thursday (14/6/2018).

Suwandi explained that Brebes has developed seed system, cultivation process, post-harvest, processing into fried onion, pasta industry and others. Even the exporter business has grown to neighboring countries, as well as developing training and training for the improvement of human resources.

"The success of the onion area in Java we expanded and replicated to Outer Java. Going forward in every region outside Java must be able to produce and supply its own needs, "he said.

Mudatsir STP, founder of Training Center (TC) Mekar Jaya, Brebes said the purpose of establishing this TC in March 2016 as a place to serve training programs and onion apprenticeship. Accommodation facilities, classrooms, facilities and teaching materials, practice gardens, cultivation technology, post harvest tools, processing tools and deviation technology we provide are complete for practice.

"We also teach the way business and its business. Since its establishment until now has trained and interned more than 500 participants from various regions both from Java and Outer Java, "explained Mudatsir.

Mudatsir further revealed that ink recently trained 6 farmers' apprentices from Dogiyai Regency Papua for five days on 7-11 June 2018. They came to Brebes because they were interested and interested in developing red onion. Dogiyai district there are farmers from generation to onion planting. But the number of farmers is still small. Pemda Dogiyai through Dana Otsus dispatches them to Brebes in order to increase the Capacity Building, he explained.

"In Brebes they were given field theory and field practice in a trial garden of shallots," he said.

According to Mudatsir, through this activity Dogiyai farmers are expected to understand the principle of efficient onion cultivation and environmentally friendly and produce products of high economic value.

"Eco-friendly keywords are important, because now farming in Dogiyai, the land is fertile, does not need to be fertilized and chemical pesticides," he said.

Raymondus Semu, the companion of Dogiyai farmers, hopes that after this training the farmers can apply the knowledge and experience gained iIncluding transmitting it to other farmers in the vicinity.

"Another hope, high interest of farmers quickly responded by the local government in the form of productive program activities," he said.

Raymondus and his comrades need proper mechanization tools like a cultivator for the soil. Consideration, labor is very little and wages are expensive. The cultivator tool is very easy to use.

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