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Jakarta Post

Bogor develops local village into nutmeg center to spur tourism, economy

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Tue, March 10, 2020   /  06:50 pm
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Photo of blooming nutmeg.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

In a bid to boost urban farming and promote tourism, the Bogor administration in West Java has turned a local village into a center for nutmeg production and hopefully, a popular tourist destination for the City of Rain. Many residents of Kampung Buntar in Muarasari subdistrict, South Bogor district, have already been running home-based industries that produce processed nutmeg. Inspired by their efforts, the city administration decided to tap into their potential and expand their businesses. According to Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim, Bogor could one day be known and visited for its processed nutmeg with the help of Kampung Buntar. “We want to [expand] Kampung Buntar as a nutmeg village and hopefully, nutmeg can become Bogor’s signature product, especially in our efforts to bolster urban farming,” Dedie said at the initiative’s official launch in Kam...