World Food Crisis, Minister of Agriculture SYL Requests Innovative and Adaptive Agricultural Sector Planning

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ACCURATE.CO Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo (Mentan SYL) asked that agricultural development planning in 2023 must be innovative and adaptive. The reason is, in the midst of the current world food challenges, a program breakthrough is needed as an anticipatory step through the preparation of the right strategy so that in the future national food can be prepared independently. program and sharpen its achievements. Please Mr. Inspector General, Mr. Secretary General, Director General, all come down and monitor,” said Minister of Agriculture SYL at the 2022 National Agricultural Development Planning Conference (Musrenbangtannas) with the theme “Strengthening Advanced, Independent, and Modern Agriculture in Facing Climate Change and Acceleration of National Economic Recovery, at the Kanpus Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), Jakarta, Wednesday (29/6/22).

Minister of Agriculture SYL is optimistic that proper agricultural sector planning can shape better agricultural development programs and directions. In addition, in the future, the challenges of growing food production must become opportunities for farmers’ production because of the increasingly open market share. Therefore, the synergy of all parties in agricultural development needs to be increased,” he explained. Furthermore, SYL mentioned various food challenges that are currently threatening food production both domestically and abroad. These include the limited supply of goods due to the COVID-19 social restrictions, war and climate change.

“Currently, food production in various countries has decreased, resulting in an increase in world food prices which has an impact on domestic food prices. For this reason, commodities whose needs are still imported must be replaced by substitutes for other commodities such as wheat and sorghum or cassava,” he said.

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It is known, according to BPS data, the agricultural sector has proven to be a savior from the worsening of the national economic recession. In the second quarter of 2020, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the agricultural sector grew 16.24% (q-to-q), the highest compared to other sectors. In 2021, the GDP of the agricultural sector will also consistently grow positively and continue in 2022.” In 2021 and 2022, I invite us to continue working for the advancement of agriculture and the welfare of farmers,” said SYL.

Simultaneously, the Secretary General (Secretary General) of the Ministry of Agriculture Kasdi Subagyono said the 2022 Musrenbangtannas was held in a hybrid (online and offline) manner which was attended by around 400 people offline (provincial and district OPDs throughout Indonesia, and employees within the Ministry of Agriculture) and 1000 people online. This activity is carried out as part of the process of preparing program planning, activities and budgets for 2023 by inviting all Heads of Service, Secretary of Service and Head of Divisions who handle planning for the scope of Provincial Agriculture throughout Indonesia. , but okstra ordinari. Program preparation must focus on what is achieved, no longer as long as the allocation of aid without any clear output. We work on self-sufficiency in food and even exports. For regions that can increase this, we will support and focus the program, “he explained. Kasdi added that the purpose of Musrembangtannas is to discuss and agree on the results of the agreement at the Rakortek (Technical Work Meeting) of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Musrenbangnas of the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas which will be stipulated in the Work Plan (Renja) of the Ministry of Agriculture. Namely related to production targets and priority activities of Echelon I within the scope of the Ministry of Agriculture which will be carried out in each province, steps to accelerate the increase in production of agricultural commodities.

“And we will synchronize the center and the regions to sharpen programs/activities to support increased productivity, inclusive and sustainable economic transformation,” concluded Kasdi.

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