North Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture,and Food Security (KPKP) Sub-agency developed Minapadi agricultural system at North Jakarta Walkot Farm. In this trial phase, as many as 120 rice seeds were planted on 30 square meters land.
" If it is successful, then we can develop urban farming with more economical value"
North Jakarta KPKP Sub-agency Head, Unang Rustanto stated, this kemuning rice planting was divided into two areas of land. Each field has been plated with 60 seeds.
"It becomes a laboratory to learn about this agricultural system," he mentioned, Tuesday (10/20).
According to him, Minapadi agricultural system combines rice planting and fish breeding in one planting area. It takes about 120 days for rice to mature and be ready for harvest.
"In the same area, we also spread 100 tilapia fish fry. If it is successful, then we can develop urban farming with more economical value," he conveyed.
North Jakarta TP PKK Leader, Suni Sigit Wijatmoko said, later Minapadi agricultural system can be applied in RPTRAs as laboratory for cadres in the region. The results of Minapadi agricultural development has a potential to give more benefits economically for families.
"Technically, we will collaborate with KPKP Sub-agency. Later on, it will not be only applied in RPTRAs, but also vacant lands that can be also used for urban farming," she closed.