Papua Muda Inspiratif Harvests Corn and Feed Production for Laying Hens – Papua Muda Inspiratif (PMI) harvested corn in Yakasib Village, Namblong District, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province. Corn harvested area of ​​10 hectares. Each corn in one hectare can produce 8 to 10 tons of corn.

“We plant 10 hectares of corn here,” said a PMI Coordinator, Namblong District, Kab. Jayapura, Ones Sem, Wednesday (23/11). The corn harvest was symbolically started by Deputy IV for Economic Intelligence at BIN, Made Kartikajaya, as PMI supervisor.

PMI itself is an organization assisted by BIN whose task is to bring new enthusiasm to young people in the Land of Papua. Through PMI, it is hoped that the young generation of Papua will be able to implement their potential and creative ideas in order to support the realization of people’s welfare on Cendrawasih Earth.

According to Ones, usually farmers are confused about selling their corn crops. This time, however, the problem was resolved. This is because PMI will facilitate the sale of corn to these farmers.

“Farmers here are still hesitant to plant, so they only plant 10 hectares, but after PMI, they said they would buy corn products, they were happy and no longer worried about where to sell the corn,” he explained.

Ones revealed, there are 300 hectares of potential agricultural land in Namblong District. There are 50 hectares of potential land for planting corn. Now 10 hectares of corn have been planted, in the future it will be developed. This agricultural planting is an effort to empower the community to be productive and increase their welfare.

This program is in line with the direction of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. H. Joko Widodo, a Head of BIN, General Pol (Purn) Prof. Dr. Budi Gunawan, SH, MSi and followed up by a Deputy IV for Economic Intelligence at BIN, Made Kartikajaya.

Ones said they were grateful to have been part of PMI. This is because being part of the Papuan youth has the determination and will for the people of the Land of Papua to prosper. “Thank you Mr. President Joko Widodo and the Head of BIN, Mr. Budi Gunawan for all the support that has been given. As well as Mr. Deputy IV, Mr. Made Kartikajaya who often goes directly to remote villages in Papua to provide guidance to us. We do what is best for the community,” he said

Secretary PMI Kab. Jayapura, Mulyono, has a feed factory and laying hens on Jl. Kemiri, Hinekombe District, Kab. Jayapura. The factory, founded about 5 months ago, is now a legal entity in the form of CV. Papua’s Mighty Tripilar. Currently the feed production capacity is around 7 tonnes per day with a selling price of around Rp 7,900 per kilogram.

According to Mulyono, the obstacle he is facing is the lack of raw materials for feed, which is 55 percent made from corn. However, with PMI rolling out the corn planting program, all corn crops will be purchased and used as feed ingredients.

Apart from the feed factory, Mulyono is also developing a laying hen farm with a capacity of up to 20,000 birds. Pulet is imported from Surabaya to be sold to local breeders in Jayapura. The selling price for the pulet is around IDR 110,500 per head with an age of around 13 weeks.

So far, the feed factory and pulet farm have employed 8 workers consisting of native Papuans and migrants. It is hoped that in the future, Papuan youths can be more independent in developing feed factories and laying hen farming businesses.

In addition, people had time to enjoy PMI members’ chicken eggs, when the PMI supervisor, Made Kartikajaya, gave instructions regarding the PMI program to residents.

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