Indonesia’s demographic bonus is a challenge in meeting food and agriculture needs in the future. In the National Coordination Meeting on Agribusiness, Food and Forestry and Food Processing, and the Animal Husbandry Industry, Tuesday (5/11) Minister of Research and Technology / Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Bambang Brodjonegoro explained the priorities of research and technology development in the food sector and animal husbandry.
Bambang Brodjonegoro stated that the Government will make a plan in coordination with relevant Ministries/Institutions, to increase food production and animal husbandry. The government will prioritize the use of technology and research results, and collaborate with industry and manufacturing in meeting the domestic food and livestock needs.
"Agricultural products, food, tree crops and all kinds, including fisheries, are the agriculture-based industry. It is a priority in the context of economic transformation. If the agricultural industry is developed, the farmers will automatically increase their production, so that it can be absorbed to become input from the manufacturing sector," said Bambang Brodjonegoro.
Bambang Brodjonegoro stated that the Government will ensure agriculture and animal husbandry using technology and research have high competitiveness in the market. The government wants to ensure the welfare of farmers and the progress of the world food and livestock industry will be increasingly competitive and profitable. The National Coordination Meeting for Food and Agriculture themed "Productivity and Competitiveness of Agriculture and Food Industry" was attended by members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) from various sectors. (rri.co.id/RIZKY S/AHM)