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Boosting Production, Minister of Agriculture Prints 500 Thousand Hectares of Rice Fields in South Papua This activity was carried out on the first day of work after the long holiday. Red: Ahmad Fikri Noor

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Published Apr 17, 2024

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In a significant agricultural initiative, Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman, in partnership with the South Papua Provincial Government, has launched a project to plant 500 thousand hectares of rice fields in South Papua, including Merauke Regency. This effort is part of a broader strategy to develop 1 million hectares for agriculture, aiming to make the region a future food barn for Indonesia, particularly in response to global challenges such as the El Nino phenomenon and a potential world food crisis. The initiative capitalizes on South Papua's vast water resources and agricultural potential, with a focus on organic farming and enhancing irrigation infrastructure to achieve higher production targets.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Minister of Agriculture (Mentan) Andi Amran Sulaiman together with the ranks of the South Papua Provincial Government planted 500 thousand hectares of rice fields to increase agricultural production in the region and Indonesia in general. "Previously, we pioneered 10 thousand hectares of rice fields here and now the production is 6 tons per hectare, so it has been successful. Previously we planned to develop 1 million hectares and now we are pioneering 500 thousand hectares. We project this to become a food barn for the future," said the Minister of Agriculture during a working visit to Merauke, South Papua, Tuesday (16/4/2024). Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman created new rice fields on unused land in South Papua, including in Merauke Regency. This activity was carried out on the first day of work after a long holiday during Eid al-Fitr 2024. At the location of the 500 thousand hectare rice fields in South Papua, the Minister of Agriculture ...
Source: Republika
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