Ministry of Agriculture Reveals Realization of Mandatory Garlic Planting News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) Prihasto Setyanto revealed the results of the evaluation of garlic importing companies which have an obligation to grow garlic domestically. With the mandatory planting portion set at 5% of imported applications.

He revealed that there are at least 117 companies that comply with the implementation of mandatory planting.

“The progress of mandatory planting is good. We have evaluated, there are 117 companies whose mandatory planting is truly complying with the implementation of mandatory planting,” said Prihasto, who also serves as Director General of Horticulture at the Ministry of Agriculture, when met by the media at the Ministry of Agriculture’s office in Jakarta, Wednesday (22/11/2023).

Prihasto said the mandatory planting process was quite difficult, because there were many obstacles that occurred in the field. One of the obstacles is that there are many farmers who have not planted garlic for a long time.

“The farmers haven’t planted garlic for a long time. There are various problems that we have to overcome,” he said.

As for the general target until the end of 2023, Prihasto is targeting approximately 50 thousand tons of garlic production from this mandatory planting policy.

“The general target is approximately 50 thousand tons in 2023,” he concluded.

The obligation to plant garlic by importers is regulated in Minister of Agriculture Regulation (Permentan) Ni 38/2017 concerning Recommendations for the Import of Horticultural Products article 32.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]

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