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Indonesia: Minister of Agriculture postpones meeting with China to visit the flood victim farmers in Agam

Published May 19, 2024

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Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman postponed a scheduled visit to China to provide support to farmers affected by floods and landslides in Agam Regency, West Sumatra. The Minister announced a reduction in the budget for West Sumatra and plans to provide agricultural machinery to aid recovery. The West Sumatra Governor also expressed the need for data collection and preparation of steps to reduce the increase in basic food prices following the disaster.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Minister of Agriculture (Mentan) Andi Amran Sulaiman postponed his working visit to China to visit farmers who were victims of floods and landslides in Agam Regency, West Sumatra Province (Sumbar). "Actually, I had to go to China. But when we heard the news, we heard that after traveling around Padang, West Sumatra was experiencing disaster, including agriculture, so I withdrew (to China)," said Amran on the sidelines of visiting victims of floods and landslides in Agam Regency, West Sumatra, last Saturday (18/5/2024). The Minister of Agriculture admitted that he should have flown to China to hold a bilateral meeting with the minister of agriculture in that country. However, when he heard news of the flood and landslide disaster, his departure had to be postponed. According to the Minister of Agriculture, agriculture is the heart of the nation's future which needs joint attention at both the central and regional levels. Therefore, Amran ensured that a ...
Source: Republika
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