Urban Farming Groups in Jakarta Harvest 670 Kg of Vegetables and Fruits

Reporter : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Editor : Nugroho Adibrata | April 28th, 2020 08:04 PM 20:04 WIB | Dibaca 532 kali
Urban Farming Groups in Jakarta Harvest 670 Kg of Vegetables and Fruits (Foto : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing / Beritajakarta.id)

Urban farming groups in several locations in Jakarta today simultaneously harvest 670 kilograms of vegetables and fruits.

" Alhamdulillah the results are very satisfying"

To give motivation and direction for them during PSBB, the Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security Sub-agency Head Darjamuni conducts a video conference.

He is proud of the efforts to optimize the existing land in Jakarta for the agricultural sector through urban farming, which is well implemented in the midst of the PSBB while continuing to implement health protocols.

"Alhamdulillah the results are very satisfying. After I monitored all areas until Thousand Islands, I have reported that all activities are still running as this urban farming is carried out near my home, at green alleys. Moreover, they implement health protocols to prevent the virus," he expressed, Tuesday (4/28).

This yield is very beneficial, as it makes it easier for residents to access the consumption needs of vegetables and fruits without having to go far away from home.

"That means every day community needs can be met," he explained.

He appreciates them who provide free harvests to people in need by visiting their homes or by door to door.

"I'm optimistic that if the urban farming program runs smoothly, the level of consumption of vegetables and fruit per capita every year will increase in Jakarta," he stressed

His sub-agency continues to make efforts to drive the agricultural sector, despite it is constrained by the limitations of meetings with urban farming groups and between farming groups and the limited agricultural activities carried out in groups.

Therefore his side continues to encourage the community to use the surrounding land and their homes with the right technology.

"It is done, as this is an activity that does not have to meet many people as the land is already available around their houses, of course there are so many benefits," he stressed.

As for the information, the urban farming groups have harvested 1 kg of grape, 15.4 kg of manggo, 22.5 kg of butternut, 300 kg of watermelon, 161 kg of water spinach, 22.3 kg of samhong, 8 kg of chicory and pagoda, 3 kg of caisim, 46.8 kg of pakcoy, 74.25 kg of spinach, 4.9 kg of batik spinach, 3 kg of chili, 850 grams of tomato and 7 kg of eggplant.