Agricom.id, JAKARTA – The member of Commission IV, Indonesian Legislators, Mohammad Ichsan Firdaus took every stakeholder to maintain the work and performance of ministry of agriculture led by Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo.
He thought that it is not easy to deal with the food for 267 million citizens of Indonesia done by a minister. Furthermore in this year, there are lots of challenges in agriculture to conquer.
“Every officer in ministry of agriculture, starting from the echelon 1, 2 and so on should support the minister,” he said in the hearing in the hall of Indonesian Legislators, Jakarta, Monday (30/6/2020) as in the official written statement to Agricom.id.
He also mentioned that what ministry of agriculture has been running needs adjustment though the budget is limited.
Vice Chairman of Commission IV, Indonesian Legislators, Dedi Mulyadi thought that dealing with agriculture led by Minister Syahrul is different from the old days. He said that Syahrul succeeds to change the mindset of agriculture in Indonesia.
“The keys are in the counselors of agriculture. They are different from the old ones. The counselors should be improved so that they are not left behind to know the better agriculture,” he said.
He continued that the harvest would be more if the farmers got the counseling and helps in person in the field. The production would be more positive.
In the same location, General Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Momon Rusmono told that the programs and targets in ministry of agriculture in 2021 would be improved.
“Every program in ministry of agriculture is for the people. Just like what Minister Syahrul said, the food should have no issue nationally,” he said.
For information, the hearing was attended by General Director of Horticulture, Prihasto Setyanto; General Director of Food Plantation, Suwandi; General Director of Agriculture Infrastruture, Sarwo Edhy; and also Head of Badan Karantina Pertanian, Ali Jamil. (A2)