Indonesia Aims for Agricultural Exports to Brazil, from Salak (Zalacca) to Pineapple

Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture) Andi Amran Sulaiman said the government opened opportunities for exports and investment in agricultural commodities to Brazil. This is a very big opportunity as Brazil does not limit the commodities that it wants to export. Therefore, the government is optimistic that the volume of Indonesian food exports to Brazil can increase. Because, the Brazilian government agreed to accept Indonesian agricultural commodities such as zalacca, swallow’s nest, pineapple and other commodities.

“The Samba country opens opportunities for domestic agricultural strategic commodities. “Some of our strategic commodities such as salak (zalacca), mangosteen and others are alowed to export to Brazil,” Andi Amran Sulaiman said in a press release received on Monday (20/5).

Until now, Indonesia’s exports to Brazil are recorded at US $ 300 million per year. Most of the exports are still contributed by palm oil commodities. In addition to exports, the government invites Brazil to invest in Indonesia, especially in agricultural sector. This purpose is to reduce production costs and improve the welfare of farmers. One of the collaborations explored was the development of a sugar factory. Brazil is the largest sugar producer in the world. This cooperation is expected to increase investment and transfer of technology for processing Indonesian sugar mills.

“The Brazilian minister said he opened to processing experience and ready to help. They wanted to transfer their knowledge to Indonesia,” said Andi Amran Sulaiman.

 

Language : Bahasa Indonesia

Menteri Pertanian (Mentan) Andi Amran Sulaiman menyatakan pemerintah membuka peluang ekspor dan investasi komoditas pertanian ke Brazil. Hal ini merupakan peluang yang sangat besar pasalnnya Brazil tidak membatasi komoditas yang ingin diekspor. Oleh karena itu, pemerintah optimistis volume ekspor pangan Indonesia ke Brazil bisa  meningkat. Sebab, pemerintah Brazil sepakat menerima komoditas pertanian Indonesia seperti salak, sarang burung walet, nanas dan komoditi lainnya.

“ Negeri Samba itu membuka peluang komoditas strategis pertanian dalam negeri. Beberapa komoditas strategis kita seperti salak, manggis dan lain-lain diberi ruang untuk ekspor ke Brazil,” kata Andi Amran Sulaiman seperti dalam siaran pers yang diterima, Senin (20/5).

Hingga saat ini, ekspor Indonesia ke Brazil tercatat  US$ 300 juta per tahun. Sebagian besar ekspor tersebut masih disumbang oleh komoditas minyak kelapa sawit. Selain ekspor, pemerintah mengajak Brazil untuk investasi di Indonesia, khususnya sektor pertanian.  Hal itu bertujuan menekan biaya produksi dan menyejahterakan petani. Salah satu kerja sama yang dijajaki yakni terkait pengembangan pabrik gula. Brazil merupakan negara produsen gula terbesar di dunia. Kerja sama ini diharapkan akan meningkatan investasi dan alih teknologi pengolahan pabrik gula Indonesia.

“Menteri Brazil mengatakan terbuka untuk pengalaman pengolahan dan siap membantu. Mereka ingin transfer ilmunya ke Indonesia,” ujar Andi Amran Sulaiman

 

Sumber : katadata.co.id