The virtual simultaneous urban farming activities in all areas of Jakarta today gets appreciation by many circles.
" Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our people can still be productive with limited land"
One of them is Jakarta Culture and Tourism Division's Deputy Governor Dadang Solihin. He admitted, it was proof of the synergy between elements of society in maintaining food security in the capital.
"Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our people can still be productive with limited land. Not only for ourselves need but also the surrounding areas," he expressed, Monday (11/30).
He also appreciated the ranks of Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Agency who continuously provided guidance and business development in the urban farming sector.
"Stay tough and don't give up in facing various challenges such as weather conditions, pets, crop failure and epidemics," he stated.
He hoped that it could increase the motivation of urban farming activists to further improve their business, especially during the pandemic where the agriculture is one of the sectors that makes positive contribution to the city's economy.
"The high demand for food, household consumption, hotel, restaurant and so on, shows the great opportunity and potential of this sector," he explained.
He added, in the future, the city administration was about to give support through integrated programs such as production, marketing and processing of agricultural, livestock and fishery.
"We'll try to involve other parties in order to create broad integration," he told.
As for the information, there is also a signing ceremony for a cooperation agreement (PKS) between PT Tani Hub with Karang Taruna Farmers Group 02 Kemang, Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta.
From that agreement, PT Tani Hub is about to support with the marketing of agricultural farmers in Jakarta. On that occasion, a special edition Jakcard Urban Farming was symbolically given to urban farming activists. As the initial stage, the Bank DKI would provide special edition JakCard towards 160 people.