ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Agricultural Krida Day is celebrated by the agricultural community on June 21 every year. The basis for astronomical considerations is that the sun is on the solstice (23°50′ N) so that there is a change in climate that is in tune with the needs of agricultural activities.
Friday, June 25, 2021, 49th Agricultural Krida Day (HKP) was commemorated at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia with the theme: “Advanced, Independent, Modern Agriculture, Prosperous Farmers”. The HKP ceremony was attended directly by Echelon I officials and virtually by ASN at the Ministry of Agriculture while still upholding the Covid-19 health protocol.
HKP is currently the 2nd year that is celebrated during the Covid-19 pandemic and is very special, because at the same time Indonesia was elected as a member of the FAO Council for the period 2021-2024 through the 42nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization Conference or the World Food Agency. which will be held virtually on June 14-18, 2021.
On that occasion, the Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo said, “The Indonesian agricultural sector has contributed and maintained positive economic growth. I invite all components of the younger generation, agricultural actors to work together and work together, try their best, work hard to give their dedication to drive the national economy.”
Furthermore, he also said that agriculture was a formidable sector in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, as evidenced by the increase in exports in the agricultural sector. HKP is a momentum to change people’s views on agriculture, that being a farmer is great and cool.
Separately, the Head of the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development, Syafaruddin expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the farmers who have worked hard to maintain their daily food needs by cultivating the land, harvesting, and selling the produce for human survival. “It is time for Indonesian farmers to improve to become more advanced, independent and modern, so that they look great and cool,” he said. (Anjas)