West Java sweet potatoes enter the Singapore market

Sweet Potato
Published Sep 18, 2021

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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Sweet potato from West Java has successfully penetrated Singapore's export market for the first time. Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum oversees the initial export of sweet potatoes by PT Bona Vista Hikmah in Cilembu Village, Pamulihan District, Sumedang Regency, Thursday (16/9/2021). This sweet potato variety will be shipped in stages every month with total exports reaching 8,037 tons, equivalent to US$ 6.6 million. "Today, exports are 10 tons with a total export of 55 tons this month and that's just to Singapore," said Uu Ruzhanul Ulum at the release ceremony. Pak Uu is proud that West Java's food can be worldwide. Indeed, West Java's focus during the pandemic was to increase export volume. In the case of sweet potato, how to increase seeding which refers to the export market. Uu explained, West Java's sweet potato production in the last year reached 468,743 tons. The types of sweet potatoes that are superior are Cilembu sweet potatoes, Japanese sweet ...
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