GARUT- Ongoing harvest and absorption of grain farmers in the village of Karangsari, District Pangatikan, Garut regency. This harvest almost simultaneously in the area of West Java. This harvest is previously carried out in a number of other agricultural land in Garut.
Also attended by Garut Regent, Rudy Gunawan, with Danrem 062 / Tarumanegara, Colonel Inf Tatan Ardianto, Dandim 0611 Garut Lieutenant Colonel Inf Asyraf Aziz and Chief Responsible Special Effort of Self-Sufficiency Rice, Corn, and Soybean (Upsus Pajale) West Java, Banun Harpini.
Head of the Agriculture Quarantine Agency is also the Chief of the Team of Responsible for Rice Self-Sufficiency of Rice, Corn and Soybean Province of West Java (West Java), Banun Harpini states, four districts as rice centers in West Java are ready for harvest, ready to supply the needs of rice in West Java and national scale.
Banun feel proud of Garut Regency Government and its citizens as a food hero who still preserve the food land is very extraordinary, because according to Garut is a very potential land as a good and fertile land that can be planted anything to increase the needs of the community in the District Garut. ?
Banun stated, the first harvest movement was implemented in Cianjur regency, then Sukabumi regency, after Garut held a harvest in Tasikmalaya regency and last in Ciamis regency in January 2018.
The harvests carried out, said Banun, are areas that produce large amounts of rice per harvest. "West Java is the three provinces of rice centers in Indonesia," he said, Wednesday (23/1/2018).
Banun hopes the farmers to maintain their farm production, in order to run well. "Do not get a little price, the farmers sell other vendors, with the sale value to the government that will feel not only the farmers but the whole community, and will be felt by us for us all," he said.
Banun invites TNI, Bank BNI, and other banks to synergize the objectives in helping farmers in various aspects, so as to further improve the welfare of farmer heroes.
Plt. Head of Agriculture Office of Garut Regency, Ir. Beni Yoga added that the local government continues to focus on developing farmers to produce organic rice, while only two farmer groups are switching to organic rice cultivation. "Farmers' groups have turned to organic rice for added value, with the help of BUMDes," said Beni.