The Yogyakarta City Council (DPRD)'s Commission B conducts a work visit (kunker) to the Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security Agency to study urban farming in the capital.
" We want to study city regulations related to agriculture"
Yogyakarta DPRD's Commission B Secretary, Suparjan SP said that his party is drafting a draft bylaw about Protection and Empowerment of Farmers.
"We want to study city regulations related to agriculture," he expressed, Tuesday (5/20).
Yogyakarta Agriculture and Food Security Agency Vice Head, Sugeng Purwanto added that his party needs a new breakthrough and innovation to preserve conventional agricultural lands in Yogyakarta.
"We do this as Jakarta can be a barometer on the development of urban agriculture in realizing food security," he explained.
Through urban farming, it will have the potential to improve community welfare.
"Based on Location Quotient Analysis or LQ, our city base lies in agriculture. We want to learn from Jakarta how to create fulfillment of their food and urban agricultural needs," he told.
Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security Agency's Urban Farming Section Head, Taufik Yulianto is grateful that city's urban farming is well known and became a reference from other regions.
"Hopefully this can also provide many benefits to other communities in Indonesia," he told.
He added that the empowerment of farmers should be carried out continuously for creating a new generation of agricultural cultivation activities in urban areas.
"Breakthroughs and ideas in the implementation of agriculture in big cities are also much needed, as conventional land continues to decrease at any time," he said.