Gov’t Still Ignores Cardamom Agribusiness

Senin, 03 Februari 2014 | 09:17

The Indonesian Farmers Union (HKTI) of West Java assessed cardamom cultivation in the region has not become the government’s focus.HKTI Chairman of West Java Entang Sastraatmaja said up to this moment the government is still not serious in providing cardamom superior seed and intensification. “This could not be performed since the government is still prioritizing the rice for self-sufficiency,” he said, Sunday (2/2).

However, he said the cardamom cultivation should be the government’s consideration in the future for making it the leading commodity with the potential on export.

According to him, a large investment on this commodity could bring more opportunity on export.

Based on the record, the planting land area of cardamom in West Java reached 5,268,468 sq m with the production amount reaching of 10,167,608 kg. The cardamom development centers are located in Garut, Sukabumi, Tasikmalaya, Cianjur, Purwakarta, and Ciamis Regencies.

by Adi Ginanjar Maulana, Renat Sofie Andriani