Jakarta Needs Inter-Regional Cooperation to Strengthen Food Security
Reported by Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Translated by Nugroho Adibrata
Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture, and Food Security (KPKP) Agency Suharini Eliawati, strongly supports the efforts of food cluster BUMDs in expanding cooperation with producing regions.
Cooperation between regions is very important to ensure food availability
According to her, Jakarta has limited land to be used as agricultural land, especially for rice commodities.
"The Jakarta administration is are faced with the challenge of fulfilling food for its residents. That's why cooperation between regions is very important to ensure food availability," she expressed, Thursday (5/26).Food Station Expands Cooperation with Yogyakarta Farmers
She explained one of the efforts had been made through PT Food Station Tjipinang Jaya (FSTJ), namely the agreement on rice cultivation cooperation with farmers in Sleman District through PT Indoraya Mitra Persada (IMP) 168 and farmer partners in Kapanewon Pakem, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
"I also witnessed the MoU signing on May 25, 2022, in Samberembe Mina Padi Village," she explained.
Besides introducing biofertilizers to his partners, PT FSTJ would also function as a crop offtaker.
"By so, partner farmers will get product certainty and Jakartans will get food availability certainty," she explained.
She asserted that cooperation between these regions should be mutually beneficial. Not only about price and supply certainty, but also in terms of increasing knowledge and technology for agricultural business actors.
"The opportunity for cooperation with Jakarta is not only for food crops but also open for other commodities like vegetables and fruits," she uttered.
After the MoU was signed, the cooperation would continue with the Sleman District Farmers' Dialogue and the Initial Planting of Rice Using Extragen Biological Fertilizer.
"As a speaker in the talk show, I also educate if the Extragen biological fertilizer is an organic fertilizer with an inoculant with active ingredients of live microorganisms that function to bind and provide nutrients," she uttered.