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Jakarta Post

Tangerang prepares school for farmers

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, November 12 2008   /  10:42 am

TANGERANG: In an attempt to boost rice production in Tangerang regency, the regency administration will establish a field school on agricultural management for farmers in the near future. "We have tens of thousands of rice fields. This is Tangerang's main aim: to become a rice production center in the country," Tangerang deputy regent Rano Karno said Tuesday. He said the regency administration was well-prepared to become a rice center in the country and that the field school, called Sekolah Lapang Pengelolaan Tanaman Terpadu (SLPPT), would open in the near future. He said the field school would accommodate at least 560 groups of farmers from an area of 14,000 hectares out of the regency's total 40,470 hectares of farming land. "We hope that with the field school, rice production from every hectare of land will increase by between 1 and 2 tons,...