Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia during the Launching of Betel Nut Export at CV Indokara Factory, Muaro Jambi Regency, Jambi Province, April 7, 2022
This morning, I visited Jambi province and will launch the export of seven betel nut containers. It is important to note that we have 152,000 hectares of land planted with betel nut trees across the country and around 22,000 hectares are located in Jambi province.
This export commodity is needed in Thailand, Iran, India, China, and Pakistan. We hope that it will become our leading export commodity and we cannot only depend on the existing betel nut trees.
Earlier, I have ordered Minister of Agriculture to prepare superior varieties, good ones, ones that have good quality seeds and we hope we can export them in even larger quantities. Because last year, our exports throughout the country amounted to more than Rp5 trillion. This is a huge amount, a very good amount, providing income for farmers. We hope this will become one of our leading commodities if we are able to manage it with modern management, better management.
And, by saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I launch the export of seven containers of betel nut commodities at CV Indokara, Muaro Jambi, Jambi province.