Minister of Agriculture Appreciates Governor Waterpauw’s Steps to Maintain West Papua’s Food Security – Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, visited Manokwari in the context of the Declaration of Agricultural Commodity Development in West Papua in the spirit of GNPIP in Prafi Village, Manokwari Regency with an Acting Governor of West Papua, Komjen (Ret.) Drs Paulus Waterpauw, M.Sc.

On that occasion, Minister Yasin Limpo met face to face with 13 regional heads all over West Papua, to discuss local food security.

“We have launched activities and efforts to accelerate agriculture, especially rice, corn and other commodities,” he explained, Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Minister Yasin Limpo appreciated Governor Waterpauw’s steps to jointly maintain local food security. “This bodes well for West Papua,” he said.

Minister Yasin Limpo continued, today a meeting was also held with all regents and mayors throughout West Papua to improve local food security, as well as contribute to national food security. This is in accordance with President Jokowi’s instructions so that agriculture must become an economic cushion and a cushion for the people of Indonesia.

“Many things can be done together, according to the president’s order to maximize efforts in Papua,” he explained.

Including sago snacks, it will be addressed and drafted together with the Governor of West Papua in a short time.

‚ÄúSago is a wonderful gift from God and a plant that is already there and cannot be left behind. This means we eat rice, we also eat sago, we eat cassava. Everything is no problem, so we can be full together,” he explained.

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