Agricom.id, KENDAL – It keeps running to maximize the farmers’ production to guarantee the stocks and maintain the stable price.
“Today we absorb the farmers’ grain as the implementation of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo and Minister of Enterprises, Erick Thohir and the technical issues were regulated in the cooperation between Badan Ketahanan Pangan (BKP) and PT RNI as the Enterprises in food cluster, which there is PT Pertani in it," Head of BKP, Agung Hendriadi said in UPP PT Pertani Kendal, Central Java, as in the official statement to Agricom.id, Monday (05/04/2021).
The cooperation is about to optimize the farmers’ grain absorption. It is important because in the massive harvest, the price in the farmers’ level should remain good.
In the same chance, Director of PT Pertani, Maryono told that as Enterprises in food cluster, PT Pertani really encouraged to welfare the farmers and Pertani would buy the farmers’ grain more than the average of harga pembelian pemerintah (HPP).
"Today we are the off taker with 4.300 rupiah. In Banyuwangi and Karawang it was the same price,” he said.
He also mentioned that the farmers should have the good price after planting paddy. They should not sell it less than HPP though in the markets, the rice is relatively cheap.
“We do buy the grain in Central Java and have bought about 3.000 tons. We would increase it based on the needs, and we keep doing it,” he said.
Agung was with Head of Pusat Distribusi dan Cadangan Pangan, Risfaheri, and targeted that the grain absorption by PT Pertani until May 2021 would be about 300.000 tons in Indonesia.
"We do hope to realize it by hoping that the price in the farmers’ level would not be cheaper. For today it is cheap, PT Pertani bought it more than HPP," he said.
He also emphasized that the grain absorption by PT Pertani is commercial and PT Pertani bought it more than HPP.
“The grain absorption by Perum Bulong is PSO. The quality and price are determined by the government. But we encouraged PT Pertani to buy it commercially,” Agung said. (A2)