At the beginning of 2020, the whole world was faced with an emergency, namely the Covid-19 pandemic and Indonesia was one of 215 countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Not only the health sector, the food sector which is a basic need for humans is also threatened. Therefore, the condition of food security during the Covid-19 pandemic is a serious matter to be considered.
For this reason, PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP) Tbk – Tangerang Mill is a paper company under APP Sinarmas, who cares about community difficulties during the pandemic by providing various assistances that can improve food security in Indonesia, especially the community around the company.
“In the midst of a pandemic, to improve food security for the people of North Serpong, IKPP provided assistance to three areas, West Pakulonan and Wates Village RW 03 Pakulonan Village were given seeds, feed and equipment, while for the East Pondok Jagung area they were provided with roof construction for catfish nursery ponds. “said Head of Sustainability PT IKPP Tangerang, Kholisul Fatikhin, Saturday (14/8/2021).
Previously, explained Kholisul, PT IKPP had provided various assistance to farmer groups in the South Tangerang City (Tangsel) area, including the Amor Pakualam Farmer Group given two hydroponic circuits with 2,000 planting holes and three catfish cultivation ponds with 3,000 seeds.
Then, KWT Hijau Kreatif Pakujaya was given three hydroponic series with 960 planting holes, KWT Mentari Jelupang one set with 1,000 planting holes and KWT Kemangi Pakualam one shelf with 320 planting holes.
Kholisul said that before providing assistance for farming equipment and catfish cultivation, his party had carried out hydroponic plant training some time ago.
Kholisul added that some farmer groups that could develop their agricultural products were given additional equipment to make them more productive. Meanwhile, new farmer groups have received assistance from hydroponic circuits and catfish ponds so that they can succeed until harvesting.
“We hope that the assistance provided by IKPP can improve the community’s economy and maintain food security during the pandemic,” he concluded. (red)