Farmers in West Sumbawa, who participate in risk insurance for rice farming, have been confirmed not to lose

BigBussiness – It is certain that farmers in West Sumbawa will not suffer losses because they have already participated in Rice Farmers Business Insurance (AUTP). The planted area in this area has also increased, from the original 337.59 hectares to 450.17 hectares.

Minister of Agriculture (Mentan), Syahrul Yasin Limpo said, by using AUTP, farmers can do their activities in peace.

“The threat of crop failure is certainly a very serious problem. We do not want this to happen, because farmers can be made more difficult. To that end, the Ministry of Agriculture encourages farmers to insure their land to avoid losses,” he said, Jakarta, Saturday (10 / 10/2020).

Meanwhile, the Director General of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities (PSP) in the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), Sarwo Edhy, said that the insurance will protect the country against various disturbances that cause crop failure.

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“Insurance is part of disaster relief that can cause crop failure. The threats include drought, floods, pest infestations, extreme weather and others, “he said.

Sarwo added, in order to get insurance protection, farmers can join farmer groups.

“In farmer groups, there is a lot of information about insurance that can be obtained. Apart from that, it is also faster and easier to process to register for insurance through farmer groups,” he explained.

Meanwhile, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Kadistan, through the head of food crops, Syaiful Ulum, said that the threat of crop failure arises in the dry season.

“We predict that agricultural land that is experiencing crop failure will continue to grow,” he said.

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However, Syaiful ensured that the whole country had been proposed as recipients of the AUTP program.

The cargo volume at AP II Airport exceeded 152 million kg in the third quarter

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) noted that the cargo transport sector managed by the company was quite enthusiastic throughout the third quarter of 2020. President of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said that the trend of increasing freight transport performance was seen from July to August 2020.

“The impact of this pandemic exists and is also felt in cargo transport, but the freight market is still maintained. The steady handling of cargo at PT Angkasa Pura II airports has also contributed to the growth of cargo transport volume in the midst of this pandemic. We hope this upward trend will continue to the end. of the year, ”Awaluddin said in a written statement on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Awaluddin said that PT Angkasa Pura II, airlines and other stakeholders are ensuring that cargo handling goes smoothly to support the performance of the national logistics sector in the midst of this pandemic.

According to him, the increase in the volume of cargo transport at PT Angkasa Pura II Airport began in the third quarter of 2020 in July 2020. During 1 – 31 July 2020, the cumulative volume of freight transport at 19 airports was registered at 49.07 million kilos, or an increase at around 14 percent. compared to June 2020 as much as 43.16 million kilograms.

In August 2020, the volume of freight transport is stable at around 49 million kilos. The trend of increasing cargo volume continued in September 2020, which recorded 53.90 million kilos or an increase of approximately 10 percent compared to August 2020.

Cumulatively during the third quarter of 2020, the cargo volume at 19 NPT Angkasa Pura II airports was registered at around 151.97 million kilos. Especially at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, the volume of freight transport for the period July – September 2020 reaches around 120.75 million kilos.

With regard to the fourth quarter of 2020, it is estimated that the volume of freight transport at PT Angkasa Pura II airports is estimated to be around 167.16 million kilos to 174.76 million kilos.

“The volume of freight transport in the fourth quarter of 2020 is estimated to increase by 10-15 percent compared to the third quarter of 2020, one of which is triggered by emergency preparedness before Christmas and New Year in December,” said Awaluddin.

This West Java company exports $ 1.34 billion worth of coffee to Australia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Director General of National Export Development at the Ministry of Trade, Kazan, said that the Ministry of Trade fully supports the development of coffee exports to the international market, especially coffee from West Java. Kazan conveyed this when he represented the Minister of Trade who released the export of 16.65 tons of Java Preanger Jlasio Arabica coffee worth 1.34 billion IDR according to CV. Deliver Agrolestari to Australia in Bandung, West Java.

“The moment of releasing the export of value-added products is at the same time a concrete form for the authorities and business people to continue striving to maintain a balanced trade balance. It is hoped that business players will continue to innovate and exploit market opportunities at home and abroad,” said Kasan. in a written statement on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

He said the Department of Commerce appreciated the resume. Frinsa Agrolestari who continues to support and promote the welfare of coffee farmers in West Java. Apart from the Australian market, in 2020 CV. Frinsa Agrolestari also received an export contract for 5 containers to the USA, 2 containers to Belgium and 1 container to Russia.

“I had the opportunity to visit CV. Frinsa Agrolestari’s processing plant in Pangalengan on August 29, 2020 and try the best specialties from West Java with coffee flavor and other Indonesian coffee. It is not impossible for CV. Frinsa Agrolestari expands market access,” he said.

The release of coffee exports was led by the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, and was attended by a number of related officials.

The Director of Export Product Development (PPE) at the Ministry of Trade, Olvy Andrianita, added that in order to expand the Indonesian export market, the Ministry of Trade is committed to facilitating exporters through trade representatives in various countries, including Australia. “The Department of Commerce will continue to support business players to increase exports,” Olvy said.

He hopes that good synergy will continue to exist to get through the difficult times of this pandemic and improve
exports to move the wheels of Indonesia’s economy and trade.

Meanwhile, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil stated that Indonesian coffee, especially the Arabica type from West Java, is in high demand in the international market because it has a distinctive taste. “The export of coffee to Australia as much as 16.65 kg worth Rp 1.34 billion can be used as a stimulus for the revival of West Java business actors to restore the people’s economy,” said Ridwan Kamil.

Transitional PSBB As of Monday, contractors welcome Anie’s decision

BigBussiness – Business people in Jakarta welcomed and were happy to implement the transitional PSBB by Governor Anies Baswedan.

This new regulation enters into force from 12 October to 25 October 2020 as stated in the Governor’s Decree No. 102 of 2020 on the enforcement of major social restrictions during the transition period towards a healthy, safe and productive society.

“At least the Jakarta economy is starting to get excited again, even though it is still within the 50 percent limit, various service business sectors such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, restaurants, shops, malls, malls, people’s markets, warehouses, factories, tourist / recreation centers, SMEs in “lokbin, salon / barbershop can operate again,” said chairman of the board of DPD Association of Indigenous Indonesian Entrepreneurs (Hippi) DKI Jakarta Sarman Simanjorang in a press release in Jakarta, Sunday (11/10/2020).

Sarman said, a sense of optimism from entrepreneurs has returned with the re-enactment of the transitional PSBB, of course with the hope of no longer a return to the tightened PSBB.

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“It is our usual duty to always be disciplined in implementing health protocols so that the spread of the Covid-19 virus is controlled and continues to slow down, so that the government can take even looser policies,” he said.

He revealed that currently the cash flow to employers is increasingly worrying, their monthly obligations are no longer balanced with existing income. If PSBB is tightened for too long, it is possible that many entrepreneurs will leave the business and unemployment will increase.

“Hopefully, this transitional PSBB will increase the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs to survive this Covid 19 pandemic, while we pray that the covid 19 vaccine trial process will go smoothly so that it can be realized immediately,” he said.

“We business players hope that the progress in Christmas and New Year can be used to increase households’ purchasing power / consumption, so that it can maintain economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2020 towards positive growth, of course with policies that are already loose and normal,” he added.

During this transitional period for the PSBB, he also hopes that the government will not be careless in carrying out monitoring, socialization and regular actions, including carrying out periodic inspections.

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This is intended so that the spread of Covid-19 does not increase again.

“We want the government to slowly and surely take a more relaxed policy towards normality where various economic, business and business activities return to normal and society as consumers is not hesitant and afraid to carry out various activities outside the home,” he concluded.