Agricom.id, SUBANG - Gerakan Serap Gabah Petani (GSGP) proposed by Ministry of Agriculture and its partners, such as, Perum Bulog and Komando Strategi Penggilingan (Kostraling) or the small mills in District of Subang, West Java paid off. The farmers are happy for their grain was directly bought in the spot Rp 4.400/kilogram (kg) or more than harga pembelian pemerintah (HPP).
"Kelompok Tani Sinar in Village of Mulyasari, Subang has 52 members who have 49 hectares. Our productivity reached 9 to 10 tons per hectare. The harvest grain is more than HPP, which is Rp 4.400 per kilogram. Alhamdulillah we are very happy,} Chairman of Kelompok Sinar, H. Zaeni Akbar said in the harvest with GSGP Team in Village of Mulyasari, as in the official statement to Agricom.id, Wednesday (7/4/2021).
Zaeni also told his happiness because they had no issue about fertilizers. He mentioned that in the planting in October - March 2020/2021 there was no issue about fertilizers.
“Before we planted, we discussed and fulfilled RDKK (rencanan definitif kebutuhan kelompok). Before spraying the fertilziers, they were available. In this year, for we have kartu tani, it is easier for us to get and buy fertilizers. Alhamdulillah it is running well,” he said.
For information, he himself sold the harvest grain about 14 tons within Rp 4.400/kg. GSGP in District of Subang was witnessed by General Inspector in duty Ministry of Agriculture, Bambang.
Bambang told that GSGP team would buy the farmers’ grain for about 400 tons per group which covers about 50 hectares. In the spot, there were about 1000 hectares.
"The paddy is about to be harvested in next week. For it could produce about 8 tons per hectare, we would buy 8.000 tons per overlay," he said.
In the same time, in Indramayu, General Director of Food Plantation Ministry of Agriculture, Suwandi did the GSGP. He told that his side massively does GSGP in five districts in West Java province, such as, Indramayu, Subang, Karawang, Cirebon, and Bekasi. His side cooperates with Perum Bulog, the local agriculture agency, Kostraling, Army to maintain the stable price when massive harvest takes place.
“Just like what Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo told, GSGP is to guarantee the stocks of rice and help the farmers to get the profitable selling price. Their welfare is the program of the government. If they get luck, we would have the better food security,” he said. (A2)