Ahead of HBKN, Chili Stocks in Kebumen and Banjarnegara are Safe

Jakarta, IDN Times – Approaching National and Religious Holidays (HBKN), the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) and farmers in all regions are trying to participate in securing chili stocks.

The Director General of Horticulture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Prihasto Setyanto, is also optimistic that the supply of chili this year will be sufficient.

“To face Ramadan and Eid, we must ensure that there are sufficient stocks. Although price fluctuations are common, we are trying to minimize it as much as possible,” said Anton, his nickname.

1. The Ministry of Agriculture continues to coordinate with chili champions in other central areas

Ahead of HBKN, Chili Stocks in Kebumen and Banjarnegara Ensure SafeThe Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) and farmers in all regions are trying to participate in securing chili stocks. (Doc. Ministry of Agriculture)

When viewed from the Early Warning System (EWS) data, Anton continued, the availability of various chili peppers in April experienced a deficit. Based on the production target figure, it is estimated that the total national production of large chilies in April 2022 will be 107,932 tons with a demand of 109,125 tons so that the balance of large chilies has a deficit of 1,192 tons.

For cayenne pepper, the total national production is estimated at 112,490 tons with an estimated demand of 114,738 tons, so that the balance of cayenne pepper is in deficit of 2,248 tons. The Ministry of Agriculture continues to coordinate with the champion chili in other central areas.

“From the results of our communication with the champion, obtained information that the supply of chili in the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in 2022 is safe, with an estimated area of ​​cayenne pepper harvested in 33 central districts on Java Island in March is 9,500 ha, April 10,860 ha, and May 13,720 ha. However, monitoring is still needed so that the plants are not disturbed by plant pest organisms (OPT) or affected by climate change so that they are still able to produce, “explained Anton.

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2. The availability of cayenne pepper in Kebumen Regency ahead of HBKN is ensured to be safe

Ahead of HBKN, Chili Stocks in Kebumen and Banjarnegara Ensure SafeThe availability of cayenne pepper in Kebumen Regency ahead of HBKN is ensured to be safe. (Doc. Ministry of Agriculture)

As a buffer zone for Jabodetabek, the availability of cayenne pepper in Kebumen Regency ahead of HBKN is guaranteed to be safe. Chili Champion from Kebumen, Taat Budiarta, said that in the 2 chili-central sub-districts in Kebumen, there was still quite a lot of chili planted in March-May.

“The chili centers in Kebumen are in Mirit and Ambal sub-districts. For March the harvested area is around 14 ha, April 21 ha, and May 23 ha. There are also farmers who have just started planting again. If predicted, chili prices ahead of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr may rise , but not too high,” said Taat.

3. The availability of chili in Banjarnegara is still sufficient

Ahead of HBKN, Chili Stocks in Kebumen and Banjarnegara Ensure SafeThe availability of chili in Banjarnegara is also still sufficient. (Doc. Ministry of Agriculture)

similar, champion Chili from Banjarnegara, Teguh, said that the availability of chili in Banjarnegara is still sufficient.

“The estimated chili harvested area in our group for large chilies is around 15 ha in March and 20 ha in April. For cayenne pepper it’s around 22 ha in March and 26.5 ha in April. In May the yields are likely to start to decrease. because it’s the end of the harvest, but we believe the harvest can still be sufficient,” concluded Teguh. (WEB)

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