ICECRD ACTIVITIES – The Indonesian Spice & Medicinal Crops Research Institute (ISMCRI) held a joint planting and distribution of ginger seeds and the signing of a cooperation agreement on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Tangkil Village, Kec. Caringin, Bogor Regency.
The event was attended by the Head of the ICECRD, Head of DKI Jakarta AIAT, Head of West Java AIAT, Head of ISMCRI, Head of Horticulture and Plantation Office, Head of Sub-district, Head of Police, Head of BRI Caringin Branch, farmers, researchers from RPIK ginger activities and invitees. .
This activity is a part of the Innovative and Collaborative Research and Development (RPIK-ginger) activities. In his report, the Head of the ISMCRI, Dr. Ir. Evi Savitri Iriani said that in the implementation of this RPIK activity, of course, the Agricultural Research and Development Agency cannot work alone, it needs support and cooperation with stakeholders. Therefore, on this occasion, IAARD initiated a collaboration with the Bogor Regency Government for the sustainability of building a ginger cultivation development area. One of them can cooperate with the banking sector to be able to distribute KUR to farmers in the ginger development area who are willing to implement the technology and GAP and GHP that have been socialized. Opportunities for cooperation with offtakers such as ginger exporter associations, seasoning and flavor industry to accommodate the farmers’ production. Another thing that is also very important is institutional development both on farm and off farm. Without a strong institution, the bargaining position of farmers in an effort to increase the competitiveness and added value of ginger products will be weak.
Head of theICECRD Mr. Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D revealed that Kec. Caringin is a very lucky area because it is the chosen area of the many ginger cultivation development areas for this activity. He greatly appreciated the support of the Bogor Regency Government in the implementation of this RPIK activity, as well as to farmers, partners, and researchers. It is hoped that the model of the ginger development area that will be developed will be an example and be replicated by all ginger farmers in the region, as well as throughout Indonesia. The Head of the Department of Horticulture and Plantation and the Camat Caringin also greatly appreciate the existence of this RPIK activity, because it will encourage the development of ginger cultivation in the West Java region. (ANJAS)