Suara.com – Minister of Agriculture (Mentan), Syahrul Yasin Limpo stated that his party ensures that the preparation and readiness of national food needs is carried out thoroughly, including before the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan 2021. This is done by intervening in the distribution system, bringing food stocks closer to all markets in each region.
“First, we intervene by bringing our stocks closer to the market, then bringing closer to the central commodities needed in all regions. Second, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade will carry out market operations. We have prepared this consolidation from now on,” said Syahrul, in a talk show with Gus. Miftah, Jakarta, Friday (12/2/2021).
The Minister of Agriculture said that the holy month worship should not be disturbed by the problem of food sufficiency. Therefore, all efforts will be made by the government so that people can practice fasting comfortably and safely.
“To be sure, we must not make high prices, so that our people cannot eat. But we also cannot depend on imports. Therefore, we must do all efforts,” he said.
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In general, said the Minister of Agriculture, his party has provided 11 basic needs properly, including the needs for rice, cooking oil, chilies, onions, sugar, eggs and chicken. Meanwhile, the demand for meat is limited to fresh meat.
“From the data we have, our frozen meat stock is sufficient to last until next month. We have a shortage of 200 thousand tons of meat, while what we eat is more than 600 thousand tons, and our availability is only 400 thousand tons. To be sure, we should not depend on it. “Therefore, according to the president’s direction, we must strengthen it with existing efforts,” he said.
The Minister of Agriculture ordered all staff to monitor all movements of national food commodities, both those related to prices and the distribution system.
“Talking about agriculture, you cannot talk on paper, you have to smell the aroma of the field. Every region has a different climate, contour and specifications. From Aceh to Papua, it will not be the same. Agriculture will be associated with weather and natural disasters. the approach must be to directly see the situation on a regular basis, “he concluded.
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