Kebun Utan Panjang (Kujang) farmers group utilizes land with size around 200 meters on Kali Baru Riverbank in Utan Panjang, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta to grow vegetables and fruits.
Though our land is limited, but we will keep innovating to develop urban farming in our region
Kujang Farmers member, Ratiman stated that his side has harvested the crops twice after starting urban farm in this area with total 45 kilograms of bok choy and choy sum.
"We didn't sell those crop yields, but we give it to the neighbors. Currently, we grow chili peppers, cassava, long bean, bitter melon, and melon on this land," he explained, Thursday (3/14).
Eti Kusmiati, Utan Panjang Urban Village Head mentioned, her side will continue to assist Kujang Poktan to utilize unused land in the region for urban farming.
"Though our land is limited, but we will keep innovating to develop urban farming in our region. Thus our environment can be greener and locals can have additional income," she stated.