Minister of Agriculture Encourages Takalar Regency to Become the Main Gateway for Rice Commodities in Eastern Indonesia


Suara.com – Takalar Regency, South Sulawesi is encouraged to become the main gateway for coconut, citrus, rice and corn commodities to meet the needs of eastern Indonesia. The agricultural sector, said Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo, is important, because during the pandemic it is always a cushion for the national economy.

“What is clear is that we must be able to survive, because only agriculture has supported Indonesia’s economy for 2 years. We grew 16.2%, the others were minus. Exports rose 15.46%, that only existed in the New Order era. The agricultural sector is very promising. If only all villages in Takalar had coconuts, oranges and rice, then our business in Sulawesi would be finished,” said the Minister of Agriculture in Galesong Village, Takalar, South Sulawesi, Saturday (30/10/2021).

The Minister of Agriculture said that agriculture in the current era has become more advanced and modern. Even the government is trying to open a wider world market access. According to the Minister of Agriculture, what is needed at this time is the will, willing to try and willing to sacrifice.

“Farming is only 100 days. It means, 100 days we can see the results. If we plant rice now, plant corn now, 3 months later it will be profitable. Then if you want to see the results, plant a lot, 100 hectares 200 hectares, so that we can also count the industry,” he said.

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Not only that, the Minister of Agriculture said, the government through the Ministry of Agriculture also continues to provide assistance and training to millions of millennial farmers. They are trained on how to get People’s Business Credit (KUR) and are trained to open a wider market.

“But keep in mind, there must be a responsibility, there must be a CPCL (candidate for land candidate farmers). Everyone can enter. NTT can, Flores can, Sulawesi can and even Papua can. What is not allowed is only corruption,” he said.

The Minister of Agriculture reminded that the following year, world problems will be more complex. He gave an example, there is information that allows the water content on Earth to decrease. This happens because of changing weather conditions due to damaged planetary conditions.

“Finally, the weather is bad again, the planet is damaged again. Maybe next year, we will see water not like the current water flows. There will be water shortages, global warming will drop and collapse icebergs, so that surface water rises and intrudes. dangerous. And the only thing that can bind all of this is your father’s crops, only the agricultural sector,” he concluded.

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