Dinas Pertanian Adjusts National Food Supply Target Through The 100th TMMD

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Purwakarta Regency is targeted to become the national food security reserve area in this year. The target was immediately adapted to the 100th Manunggal Membangun Desa (TMMD) program in Wanawali Village (Cibatu sub-district) and Margaluyu Village, Kiarapedes Subdistrict, Purwakarta, West Java.

The Food and Agriculture Agency of Purwakarta Regency estimates that there are 100 hectares of potential land in the two villages which will be developed soybean and corn commodities and semi-irrigated rice fields. So the need for food reserves one of them can be overcome by the two villages.

"In the 100th TMMD later, we will adjust to the development of a number of agricultural commodities, including soybeans, corn and semi-irrigated rice fields. Existing land area is quite potential for the development of agricultural commodities. Moreover, the typology of land on the border of Cibatu and Kiarapedes Sub-districts, including the highlands, "said Head of Food and Agriculture Agency of Purwakarta Regency, Agus Rachlan Suherlan, told reporters today.

He mentioned, for soybean commodities, with a potential land area of ​​100 hectares it can produce a maximum of about 250 thousand tons for one harvest. The assumption every one hetare can produce about 2.5 tons. The current price of soybeans is quite high, namely for the purchase of dry soybean Bulog Rp8.500 / kg.

In addition, he added, soybeans or corn relative does not require as much water supply as rice. The typology of the plateau on the border of the two villages is very suitable for the agricultural commodity, considering the limitedness of water sources. (R-01)

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