Kostraling, Bulog and Partners Agreed to Buy the Farmers’ Grain, 25 Thousand Tons in Klaten

Kostraling, Bulog and Partners Agreed to Buy the Farmers’ Grain, 25 Thousand Tons in Klaten

05 April 2021 , 06:15 WIB

Agricom.id, KLATEN – The government keeps accelerating to buy/absorb the farmers’ grain so that it would not be cheaper in the producer level and the farmers could enjoy their hard work. Grain absorption runs in many regions. The government decided to buy 25 thousand tons of farmers’ milled dry grain.

"Komando Strategi Penggilingan (Kostraling) Ministry of Agriculture, Perusahaan Umum Badan Urusan Logistik (Perum Bulog), BNI and BRI signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to absorb the farmers’ grain in District of Klaten in April and May for about 25 thousand tons. This is the intervention of the government to stabilize the rice and grain price when massive harvest occurs in 2021,” the man in charge of Gerakan Serap Gabah Petani General Directorate of Food Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture in Central Java Province, Warjito who is also as the Head of Balai Besa Pengembangan Pengujian Mutu Benih Tanaman Pangan dan Hortikultura (PPMBTPH) said in the meeting to absorb the farmers’ grain in Klaten, as in the official statement to Agricom.id in the end of March 2021.

Warjito also mentioned that after the MoU was done, the team of Gerakan Serap Gabah Petani (GSGP) would directly act to monitor the process. It would depend on the quality standards as in the Regulation of Minister of Trade No. 24 / 2020 about Harga Pembelian Pemerintah (HPP) and internal condition in Perum Bulog.

"The banks, such as, BNI and BNI would prepare the capital, such as, kredit usaha rakyat (KUR) for Kostraling," he said.

"KUR is for Kostraling to the cultivation, harvest and post-harvest handling, and the integrated result process. It means, the grain absorption in the massive harvest would have no issue,” Warjito said.

The leader of Perum Bulog in Surakarta represented by Ninik Setyowati told that her side is committed to support and optimize the farmers’ absorption based on the agreement. As Enterprises, Perum Bulog would be for the people namely the farmers which the point is that, they should be get loss.

“In the massive harvest, we do buy it in commercial price. The farmers should be getting losses. We are ready to buy it in this region,” she said.

The member of Commission B Central Java Legislators, Hj. Kadarwati did attend the meeting, did welcome and felt happy for the commitment – to buy the farmers’ grain up to 25.000 tons based on the Regulation of Minister of Trade.

“We do hope that the groups and Kostraling need to get help agricultural tools, such as, combine harvester, vertical dryer, and others," she said.

In other place, General Director of Food Plantation Ministry of Agriculture, Suwandi told, his side and partners are fully committed to buy the farmers’ grain and should optimally run to increase the rice stock and the price in the farmers’ level would not be cheaper. That is why Minister of Agriculture in many chances urged that the governors, regents, and majors in Indonesia and other stakeholders should secure the stocks and grain price in the massive harvest.

“This is about to assure that food is available and in control namely heading to Ramadhan and Idul Fitri 2021. Minister of Agriculture also urged that his officers should cooperate with related stakeholders, including Enterprises in food sectors, such as, Perum Bulog, and PT.Pertani to absorb the farmers’ grain.

In the previous, GSGP Team, Kostraling, regional governments, Perum Bulog did buy the farmers’ grain in Banten about 53.000 tons, West Java 270.000 tons, Yogyakarta 74.775 tons, Jambi 8.000 tons, Lampung 25.000 tons, Sragen 17.580 tons, Karanganyar 15.000 tons, Boyolali 24.092 tons, Grobogan 24.000 tons, Nganjuk 26.592 tons, Maros 2.000 tons, Barru 500 tons, in South Sumatera 95.455 tons, Nusa Tenggara Barat 40.000 tons, Tegal 11.000 tons, Brebes 11.000 tons, Sukoharjo 25.000 tons, Kendal 6.200 tons, Pati 16.000 tons, west coast 1.500 tons, in Sub district of Terisi District of Indramayu 750 tons and some others. (A2)