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Indonesia: Disputed land plot converted into urban farming

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:17
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The program adopts a profit sharing concept where the farmers secure 80 percent of the revenue while the administration gets 20 percent.

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Jakarta Post
March 1, 2017


An urban farming plot has been developed on 1.7 hectares of disputed land on Jl. Pramuka Raya, Central Jakarta, by the municipality administration as part of its efforts to utilize unproductive land for economic activities.

The city administration has launched programs to develop productive activities on idle land across Jakarta

The farmers grew kale (kangkung), basil, chives along with other crops, Bayu Sari Hastuti, the head of Central Jakarta Food Security, Agriculture and Maritime Office, said on Tuesday as quoted by

“We plan to grow chili there because it has a fast harvesting period, and it has good prices on the market,” he added.

Central Jakarta Mayor Mangara Pardede said the administration had provided seeds and fertilizer for the farmers. “The farmers also received training on how to grow the crops”, Mangara said.


Also see: Jakarta to grow chili on 2.5 hectare plot of land, next month


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