The Area of ​​Rice Fields in Nabire Increases Every Year

Head of Agriculture Office of Nabire Regency and Head of Infrastructure and Facilities when reviewing new rice field in Kampung Wami, Yaur District.

Area of ​​rice field in Nabire Regency continues to increase, since 2015 until 2017 has reached 3500 hectares.

"2015 already 2,000 ha, 2016 reopens 1,000 ha and in 2017 plus 500 ha, the total reaches 3,500 ha at present," said Novir Pawang, Head of Agriculture Infrastructure and Facility (PSP) of Nabire Regency Agriculture Office, Tuesday (10/31/17).

According to Novir, the government of Nabire regency through the Agriculture Agency will continue to increase production every year.

"If the farmers in a year two times planting, then in a year can be up to 7000 ha of land processed," he said.

Related to the number of Indigenous Papuans (OAP) who become paddy farmers, he said, from the total existing farmers by 10%.

"OAP is tolerable that can plant rice, we continue to build them and they can," he said.

Meanwhile, the Head of Food Crops Department of Agriculture, Abubakar, adds, all existing land still exist, meaning that almost every year is done.

"The average farmer twice planted in a year," he said.

Both claim to continue to conduct guidance and supervision in increasing rice production. Starting from land clearing until planting season to harvest.

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