A total of 283 tons of Central Java’s agricultural products are exported to a number of countries in the world, with an economic value of 35 billion IDR.
The various exported agricultural products include Porang, Edamame, OilCake, Kapok Oil; Swallow Nest, Cloves, Coffee, Betel Nuts, and other products. Meanwhile, export destinations include the Netherlands, China, Japan, America and Iran.
The event was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo together with the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo at the Port of Tanjung Emas in Semarang City, last week.
Ganjar said that many of Central Java’s agricultural potentials have not been well managed. In fact, many things that are usually considered insignificant received high interests in the export market. Few of the things are dried sour soup leaves, geckos, snakes, jasmine flowers.
Ganjar will also assign a specific technical office to assist farmers in increasing their commodity value to be able to match the export standards. Moving forward, the next step is to find a specific market and to also consider the required quantity.
“In addition, I hope, not only raw materials will be exported, but processed materials as well. We will then invite investors to nurture it further. Currently it exists but only at a small scale,” said Ganjar. (bas)
Writer: Baskoro Dien
Translator: Muhammad Rizal Saanun