WEST KALIMANTAN’S OFFICE OF FOOD CROPS & HORTICULTURE USES POLNEP’S DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION

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Pontianak – West Kalimantan’s Office of Food Crops and Horticulture (Dinas TPH) started to employ drone technology to help spray fertilizer in order to support rice intensification. Drones used in that spraying are made by PT. Arah Technology Indonesia which is supervised by Pontianak State Polytechnic (Polnep).

In the initial phase, drone application is aimed for agricultural instructors. “We should train our agricultural instructors first before they disseminate their knowledge to farmers,” said the Head of Dinas TPH of West Kalimantan Florentinus Anum in Pontianak on Monday (04/04).

He also explained that technology was urgently needed in modern development in order to boost agricultural production which later could affect farmer’s prosperity. “For West Kalimantan region, we have set our course of agricultural development to that direction. However, we have to do it gradually,” he stated.

For information, West Kalimantan’s current framework of agricultural development is through intensification where in its each phase of production must be supported with productive, effective, and efficient resources.

Meanwhile, CEO of PT. Arah Teknologi Tony said that technology used in agricultural aimed not only to increase productivity and reduce production cost but also to encourage and urge young generation to work in agriculture. On the other hand, Head of IBT Polnep Zulfikar added saying that Pontianak State Polytechnic would give fully support to its academic community and alumni who dare to work and produce beneficial products.

 

(Translated by: Riszqie Naskiah Na’im)

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