Presidential Special Staffer, Agriculture Ministry Develop Millennial Farmers Program
Date 4 November 2020
Presidential Special Staffer Billy Mambrasar as the Indonesian’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassador in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture developed a program called ‘creating 100,000 millennial farmers.
The program is projected to generate 2.5 million millennial farmers in Indonesia as part of food security program which is also the priority of the Government.
“Millennial farmers do not only consist of those who raise crops but also those who carry on agricultural business and industry,” Billy told Governor of Southeast Sulawesi Ali Mazi in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Tuesday (3/11).
In the meantime, the Governor said that Southeast Sulawesi has also been executing the Central Government’s programs, particularly agricultural program, food security program, as well as tourism and maritime programs.
“We have prepared four regencies for food security program; each regency will allocate 5,000 hectares for rice cultivation. We also have established cooperation with DKI Jakarta Province. Thus, if the province needs rice or beef, the needs can be supplied from Southeast Sulawesi,” he added.
On that occasion, Billy went on to say that besides overseeing entrepreneurship development, innovation and youth, and providing inputs on the development of 3T (frontier, outermost, and underdeveloped) regions to the President, he as the Presidential Special Staffer also developed ‘Papua’s Talent Management’ program. The program, which is carried out in collaboration with Directorate General of Regional Autonomy at the Ministry of Home Affairs, aims at preparing Papuan human resources so they can engage more in the development of Indonesia.
Furthermore, he appreciated Southeast Sulawesi Provincial Government for its support to Papuan students since the province has the highest number of Papuan people studying at universities in that province.
In the series of his visit to Southeast Sulawesi, Billy is slated to meet Papuan students in Kendari to encourage them to develop the province where they stay. (SLN/UN)
Translated by: Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana