East Kalimantan Rice Production is Projected to Rise by 0.17 Prersen

By : Anisa Triyuli And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, July 02 2018 - 23:30 IWST

Petani Padi (Ilustrasi)
Petani Padi (Ilustrasi)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Samarinda - Production of paddy in East Kalimantan Province in 2018 is projected to increase only 0.17 percent compared to 2017 or from 400.102 tons of dry milled grain (GKG) to 400,778 tons of GKG.

"Based on continuous intensification and extensification efforts, we are optimistic that there will be 676 tons of GKG production increase or 0.17 percent increase," said Head of Food, Horticultural and Horticultural Agency of East Kalimantan Province Ibrahim in Samarinda on Monday (2/7 / 2018)

Rice production in East Kalimantan in 2016 is 305,337 tons of GKG, then in 2017 increased 31.04 percent to 400,102 tons or an increase of 94,765 tons of GKG.

He admitted that the most crucial problem in East Kalimantan in an effort to encourage people to cultivate rice crops is to guarantee uncertain water supply, whereas water adequacy is the most important thing in increasing rice production.

"Until now, farmers continue to be faced with the classic problem, that is still the difficulty of water because they rely on rain-fed rice fields, while rainfall is low or not rain, while in the rainy season there are rice fields that are flooded," he said as quoted by Antara.

Farmers are looking forward to technical irrigation, but to convert natural irrigation into technical required big fund. On the other hand, the condition of East Kalimantan budget is still limited.

Some of the dam constructed by the government has not been completed yet, so it has not been able to answer the farmers' difficulties to the water needs in order to increase the harvest.

A number of dams that are still not completed such as Marangkayu Dam in Marangkayu Sub-district, Kutai Kartanegara Regency, then dam in Muara Telake, Paser Regency.

Kaltim has many rivers whose water has not been maximally managed for agriculture. River water that is used for agriculture is still small compared to Java, so this condition also needs to get its own attention.

Regarding efforts to increase the area of ​​rice harvest, he targets that in 2018 its harvested area could increase to 3.07 percent, or it will rise to 97,293 hectares (ha) rather than 2017.

"The harvested area in 2017 has also increased compared to 2016. In 2016, the harvested area is 80,343 ha, and then in 2017 it will increase to 94,393 ha, which means an increase of 17.49 percent, or an increase of 14,050 ha," said Ibrahim.

News Comment

Today's Industry

NORD-DuoDrive.jpg: The innovative and patented DuoDrive geared motor reaches outstanding system efficiency Image: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 14:00 WIB

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS at LogiMAT in Stuttgart From 31st May to 2nd June 2022 NORD will present innovative drive solutions for intralogistics

The specialist LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart offers as comprehensive overview of the intralogistics and process management market. As one of the market leaders for drive technology, NORD presents…

President Jokowi attends the meeting between ASEAN leaders and American entrepreneurs at Intercontinental the Willard Hotel, Washington DC, Thursday (05/12). Photo by: Laily Rachev

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 13:00 WIB

President Jokowi Invites US CEOs to Boost Cooperation with Indonesia

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has invited company CEOs in the United States to boost cooperation with ASEAN countries, particularly Indonesia.

President Jokowi, President Biden, and ASEAN Leaders on a group photo prior to the dinner, at the White House, Washington D.C., Thursday (05/12)

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 12:28 WIB

President Jokowi, ASEAN Leaders Attend Dinner Hosted by US President

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (05/12) attended a dinner with the leaders of ASEAN countries hosted by President of the United States Joe Biden at the White House, Washington D.C.

(Photo: © 2022 KRAIBURG TPE)

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 11:23 WIB

TPE unleashes benefits for pet accessories

The pet care market is rapidly expanding as pet ownership increases, as does spending on pet food, grooming tools, and accessories. Pet owners are significantly concerned about the prevalence…

Sergey Sedov, Founder and CEO of Robocash Group

Jumat, 13 Mei 2022 - 16:15 WIB

Robocash Group reached 2 BN USD of disbursement and issued audited financial report of 2021

Robocash Group publishes the audited combined financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group reached an all-time high 2 BN USD of issued financing and is expected to increase…