Govt to import cane seed
Rabu, 22 Februari 2012 | 12:25
Ministry of Agriculture claimed most of seeds and plant seeds can be produced domestically but itâ€™s reviewing cane seeds for import possibility to achieve sugar yield over 10%.Deputy Minister of Agriculture said several seeds of food commodity are still imported. However, he expects the dependency on seeds import will continue to decline in the future.
â€œIf the rice [seedling] is completed, we can produce our own seed, the future seed from the commodity. If the seedling is successful, it means we are successful with the commodity,â€ he said over the weekend.
The ministry is reviewing the possibility to import cane seeds. â€œWe are working on sugar cane. We can import cane seeds with yield over 10% from Latin America.â€ (t06/msw)
By Sepudin Zuhri, Arsyad Paripurna