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SRP in Paddy Gogo Intercrop by Kelompok Tani Jaya Sakti in Riau



Special doc./Kelompok Tani Jaya Sakti in Village of Sialang Sakti, Sub ditrict of Dayun, Regency of Siak, Riau Province in SRP with paddy gogo intercrop,
SRP in Paddy Gogo Intercrop by Kelompok Tani Jaya Sakti in Riau

InfoSAWIT, SIAK – Ministry of Agriculture keeps reinforcing to escalate food production by taking advantages on the areas where smallholders replanting program (SRP) runs. The latest one was in Kelompok Tani Jaya Sakti in Village of Sialang Sakti, Sub district of Dayun, Regency of Siak, Riau Province by planting paddy gogo.

General Directorate of Plantation that is in charge on plantation area cultivation, provided areas and paddy gogo intercrops, as part of expanding paddy fields. This was implemented for the instruction of Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman to support peat area optimization, rainfed area pumping, paddy gogo intercrop in 2024.

Director of Palm Oil Plant and Various Palm, Ardi Praptono said that Riau has paddy gogo field about 32.614 hectares, and Regency of Siak contributed about 3.569 hectares. “The planting is hoped to support plantation area optimization to escalate food production, namely paddy gogo,” he said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of Ministry of Agriculture, Monday (18/3/2024).

Ardi Praptono also mentioned the smallholders that conducted SRP usually plant intercrops, such as, watermelon or corn. “But this time they plant paddy gogo and they prepared about 8 hectares, the other members’ plantations that did SRP, laid about 67,7 hectares, should also participate to plant paddy gogo,” Ardi said.

Chairman of the group, Teguh hoped that the paddy gogo planting would deliver better economy for the smallholders besides other intercrops they planted. In the planting, the smallholders got helps in paddy gogo seeds and other infrastructures, such as, pesticides, fertilizers to escalate the plantation productivity.

Ardi encouraged the groups to get seeds and infrastructure proposals from the (regional) government to accelerate the planting. They are committed to optimize unproductive palm oil plantations yet by planting intercrops. (T2)


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