Merdeka.com – A total of 1,000 durian trees were planted in the organic agropolitan tourism village, Sukorejo, Sragen Regency, Central Java. It aims to improve the economy of farmers there.
The Deputy Regent of Sragen, Suroto said that the planting of 1,000 trees was a collaboration with PT Danareksa (Persero) and members of Holding Danareksa.
“We express our highest appreciation to Holding Danareksa because they have seen the potential of Sukorejo Village’s natural resources and for their concern for the people of Sragen. We hope that this cooperation can continue in line with the progress of the people of Sragen’s economy and the progress of Holding Danareksa as a BUMN that continues to contribute for Indonesia,” said Suroto, Wednesday (21/9).
In addition, this activity also helps the government in realizing a program to increase durian fruit production on a total land area of 25 hectares. As for the selection of durian seed assistance, apart from the suitability of the soil type, it is also potential for the future economy of the local community so that it is prepared to become a superior and useful product for residents in Sukorejo Village and create new educational tours with agropolitan themes in Sukorejo Village, Sragen Regency.
The development of the durian center and the planting of jali plants on an area of 25 hectares were carried out by local farmer groups in collaboration with BUMDes. BUMDes acts as a companion as well as a consultant for agricultural extension and self-help extension. The harvest and ticket sales for tourist attractions will be divided equally according to a mutually agreed upon agreement.
Meanwhile, as the Corporate Secretary of PT Danareksa (Persero), he hopes that the community social assistance program can improve local human resources, train residents’ business skills and management, so that the ultimate goal is to be able to help grow the community’s economy from the agriculture, tourism and education sectors.
“This is in accordance with one of the pillars of Danareksa Holding’s goals, which is to improve the quality of human resources and technology to compete on a global scale,” he said.
Sukorejo Village is a tourist village with the nickname Sukorejo Organic Tourism Village or DEWORejo, which includes the villages of Jambeyan, Jetis, Sukorejo (BETISREJO). The main product of the village is organic rice. It has also been integrated with agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, and tourism. With the planting of 1,000 durian trees, it is hoped that it can be utilized optimally and sustainably and increase the potential of the Tourism Village.
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