Karawang Regency Encouraged to Become a Model of Modern Agriculture


Suara.com – Karawang regency is encouraged to become a model of modern agriculture that can be harvested three times in a season. According to the Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, this could happen because Karawang is a fertile area and has proven to be a national food barn.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we must be able to make this country harvest 3 times. Let’s formulate it. I want the District of Rawamerta in Karawang to be an example of great agriculture in West Java,” he said, while attending a harvest festival in Gombongsari Village, Rawamerta District, Karawang Regency. , West Java, Saturday (11/13/2021).

So far, said the Minister of Agriculture, Karawang’s contribution to national food needs is extraordinary, where in each harvest, the average rice production reaches 8 tons per hectare. Therefore, what farmers and local government officials have done is in accordance with what the community expects.

“What is certain, everything must lead to the interests of the people, the interests of the state and the interests of worship. Karawang is very extraordinary and must be even more extraordinary in the future. I hope that the TNI and Polri also continue to maintain well. We are the fourth largest country in the world , Sir. We must not miscalculate. Moreover, the population of West Java is very dense,” he said.

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Regarding this, the Minister of Agriculture admitted that he had made a joint agreement to formulate a productivity improvement scheme. The scheme includes preparing superior seeds on dry and wet land and preparing technological infrastructure to overcome water constraints.

“We have agreed, starting from the village head, the sub-district head and the regent that we will try to get three harvests in a season. And I hope Karawang will be an example,” he said.

The Regent of Karawang, Cellica Nurrachadiana, who was represented by the Head of the Karawang Regency Agriculture Office, Hanafi Chaniago, expressed his gratitude for the direction and support of Minister of Agriculture Syahrul for the agricultural sector in West Java. According to Cellica, the support from the Minister of Agriculture is very large, thus enabling Karawang to maintain its status as a national food barn.

“Alhamdulillah, we can maintain Karawang as a food barn in West Java because we are in the second position after Indramayu. And to provide incentives to farmers, we have made local regulation No. 13 of 2017 concerning the protection of farmers. this year it has reached Rp11 billion in the form of machinery, seeds and fertilizers,” he concluded.

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