jpnn.com, PONTIANAK – West Kalimantan Province (West Kalimantan) has again exported 26.5 tons of durian paste to China.
The export was carried out during the Merdeka Exports activities which were simultaneously carried out at 17 export gates, both sea and air throughout Indonesia.
Head of the West Kalimantan Province Food Crops and Horticulture Office, Florentinus Anum, said that in Merdeka Exports, agricultural products, especially for horticulture, namely durian in the form of pasta were exported to China.
“The total exports are 26.5 tons or the value reaches Rp 1.8 billion,” said Florentinus accompanying West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji when releasing agricultural commodity exports in Pontianak, Saturday (14/8).
He explained that agricultural export activities such as durian and others must continue to be improved both in terms of quantity and quality. Moreover, he said, West Kalimantan’s export potential is very large.
“This export activity is always conveyed by the Governor of West Kalimantan in order to increase added value and increase farmers’ income in the field,” said Florentinus.
According to him, the increase in exports will certainly have an impact on farmers. He explained that if the value of exports, both in volume and in commodities, increases, it must have an impact on farmers.
Florentinus added that farmers as producers must be nurtured. “Strengthening our institutions and having partnerships with exporters in the form of cooperation, so that farmers have price and market certainty. Furthermore, the needs of exporters are maintained or sustainable,” he said.