Suara.com – The Minister of Agriculture (Mentan), Syahrul Yasin Limpo (SYL) said that porang and swallow nest commodities are included in the super priority commodities in increasing the value of exports in the agricultural sector. This is because porang and swiftlet nests have succeeded in increasing the value of Indonesia’s agricultural exports.
“Exports in agriculture have increased by 15 percent with a value of approximately 500 trillion. Therefore, porang and swallow’s nest are included in the super priority program,” said SYL when visiting the porang plantation and swallow’s nest in Talumae Village, Watan Sidenreng District, Sidrap Regency. , South Sulawesi (South Sulawesi), Saturday, (5/6/2021).
SYL said, the Ministry of Agriculture will encourage the expansion of Porang plants in South Sulawesi, by asking the relevant Director General to make it easier for residents to plant Porang.
“The potential of swallow nests and Porang is very promising, especially since the handling of Porang and swallow has only been handled in the last year. We hope that in the future exports will increase,” he said.
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On the other hand, SYL also encourages the birth of millions of millennial farmers who have more capabilities in managing the agricultural sector, especially porang and swallow commodities. In the future, they are expected to be able to overcome challenges and connect the export market.
“According to President Jokowi’s directives, we must accelerate commodities that are indeed promising and have profitable economies of scale. Therefore, the younger generation must step down to develop the agricultural sector,” he said.
In addition, in an effort to promote porang commodities to produce good export quality, it is necessary to involve cross-ministerial roles. For example, the Ministry of Agriculture in terms of developing cultivation and production, while the downstream part of the Ministry of Industry fosters the processing industry, while markets and exports need the role of the Ministry of Trade.
“Porang is the future. I want to see the results of its development in 3 months. Make it stronger so that our exports will increase,” he concluded.
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