Petani Raih Rp4 triliun, Mentan Lepas Ekspor Jagung Gorontalo ke Filipina

Gorontalo Corn Exports to the Philippines reaches 4 Trillion rupiah

Reporter : Gusmiati Waris
Editor : Cahyani Harzi
Translator : Dhelia Gani


Petani Raih Rp4 triliun, Mentan Lepas Ekspor Jagung Gorontalo ke Filipina
PANEN & EKSPOR JAGUNG: Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman mencoba mesin panen jagung sebelum melepas ekspor jagung di Gorontalo (Foto: Humas Kementan)

Gorontalo (B2B) - Petani Indonesia berhasil membalik keadaan, dari importir menjadi eksportir jagung, hal itu memancing haru sekaligus bangga Menteri Pertanian RI Andi Amran Sulaiman saat melepas 57.650 ton, dari target 100.000 ton jagung dari Gorontalo ke Filipina. 

"Alhamdulillah, kita bisa ekspor jagung. Kita putar keadaan dari importir jadi eksportir, padahal 2015 lalu kita masih impor 3,6 juta ton," kata Mentan Amran Sulaiman di Gorontalo, Rabu pagi (14/2).

Ekspor jagung Gorontalo sesuai instruksi Presiden RI Joko Widodo bahwa pemerintah harus mampu mengangkat kesejahteraan masyarakat, dengan mendorong ekspor dan investasi," kata Mentan.

Gubernur Gorontalo Rusli Habibie mengatakan total nilai produksi jagung 2017 dibanding 2016 dapat meningkatkan pendapatan petani jagung hingga Rp 4 triliun.

Sebelum melepas ekspor, Mentan panen jagung di lahan 100 hektar dengan provitas 7,2 ton per hektar, didampingi Ketua Komisi Pengawasan Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) Syarkawi Rauf dan Wakil Ketua Komisi IV DPR RI Roem Kono.

Gorontalo (B2B) - Indonesia farmers everses the situation, importers become corn exporters, it made Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman touched and proud as witnessed the export of 57,650 tons of Gorontalo corn to the Philippines, targeting 100,000 tons.

"Thank God, we can export corn. We turn the situation of importers into exporters, whereas in 2015 we still import 3.6 million tons," said Minister Sulaiman here on Wednesday morning (February 13).

"The corn exports are instruction of President Joko Widodo that the government is required improve the welfare of people by exports and investment," Mr Sulaiman said.

Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie said total corn production of 2017 compared to 2016 thereby increasing the income of corn farmers up to 4 trillion rupiah.

Prior to the exports, Minister Sulaiman harvested 100 hectares of maize, productivity of 7.2 tons per hectare, accompanied by Chairman of the Supervisory Commission on Business Competition Syarkawi Rauf and member of parliament Roem Kono.