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Sorghum becomes a food source to replace rice in Indonesia

'Tanaman Emas' Jadi Sumber Pangan Pengganti Nasi
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Sorghum
Indonesia
Demand
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
COVID-19
Jun 16, 2022
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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has repeatedly mentioned the threat of a food crisis. The domino effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war. Therefore, during his working visit to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and Central Java last week, Jokowi invited the community to plant crops that produce staple food. Starting from rice, corn, sorghum, and even porang. "Yesterday, I went to NTT to plant sorghum, please. Because NTT is the most suitable for planting sorghum because when it comes to planting rice the water is rather difficult and the topsoil is only very thin. What's right? Sorghum," said Jokowi while attending the Community Movement's harvest celebration. Social Forestry which was held at Omah Tani Field, Batang Regency, Central Java, Wednesday (8/6/2022). Citing the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), sorghum cultivation in Indonesia existed in 1970. It is recorded that there is around 15 thousand ha spread across Java, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) until now.
Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has repeatedly mentioned the threat of a food crisis. The domino effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war. Therefore, during his working visit to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and Central Java last week, Jokowi invited the community to plant crops that produce staple food. Starting from rice, corn, sorghum, even porang. "Yesterday, I went to NTT to plant sorghum, please. Because NTT is the most suitable for planting sorghum because when it comes to planting rice the water is rather difficult and the top soil is only very thin. What's right? Sorghum," said Jokowi while attending the Community Movement's harvest celebration. Social Forestry which was held at Omah Tani Field, Batang Regency, Central Java, Wednesday (8/6/2022). Citing the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), sorghum cultivation in Indonesia existed in 1970. It is recorded that there are around 15 thousand ha spread over Java, ...
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