CILACAP.INFO – DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Cilacap Regent Tatto Suwarto Pamuji showed the newly signed memorandum of cooperation at the Majenang Paddy Seed Center, Jenang Village, Majenang District, Cilacap Regency, Central Java, Friday (16/4/2021).
The joint rice harvest is an implementation of an inter-regional cooperation program, namely between the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government and the Cilacap Regency Government in order to maintain rice stocks in Jakarta.
The cooperation to supply rice stocks was carried out by the Sumber Makmur Farmer Group (Gapoktan), Cilacap Regency, and PT Food Station Tjipinang Jaya, which is a regional-owned enterprise (BUMD) DKI Jakarta.
When holding a press conference after the harvest, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said he was working with the Cilacap Regency Government in order to jointly provide rice for the people in Jakarta.
According to him, this cooperation benefits all parties because it cuts the chain of the rice trading system, so that farmers can get a better selling price.
“On the other hand, people in Jakarta will be able to get rice that is more affordable,” he said, quoting antaranews.com
He said that this harvest could ensure supply certainty as well as have consequences for price stability.
Thus, inflation, which is often influenced by the price of rice, can become more affordable in Jakarta.
“With this program, it can provide certainty of supply for residents in DKI Jakarta and for farmers in Cilacap who can get benefits, especially from the aspect of price,” he said.
Anies also expressed his gratitude to the Regent of Cilacap, Tatto Suwarto Pamuji, for providing support in this cooperation, so that it can increase from year to year.