It is time to protect farmers in their own country, let alone countries with the majority of its population are farmers. often cheaper imported products from the crop farmers, because the imported vegetables and fruits contain many toxic fumigation and germs, so that no more than containers of waste
Based on the writings inilah.com, farmer anxiety over invasion of imported products, a little relieved. That’s because the minister of agriculture, start tightening the entrance to the fruit and vegetables are imported from foreign countries. These products must pass through quarantine, began its entrance restricted.
If the original fruit and vegetables can go through eight ports, starting next March 19, reduced to four ports, namely Port of Tanjung Perak Surabaya, Makassar port, Belawan Medan and Soekarno Hatta Airport.
The main reason is used to produce this beleid is health. Manyfruit and vegetable imports that carry disease germs toIndonesia. ”Our country has been like a garbage disposal,” saidArifin Tasrif, Head of Plant Quarantine, Ministry of Agriculture.
What is said Arifin, is true. However, that is not less importantthan the health problem is the fate of the farmers themselves. During this time, already too many fruits and vegetables areproduced in the country beaten by imported goods cheaper. As a result, last year, Indoneisa horticulture trade deficit up to Rp15trillion.
Well, with entrance restrictions, predicted, invasion of vegetableand fruit imports will be reduced. Therefore, by incorporatinggoods imported through the port of Medan, Surabaya, Makassar, let alone through Soekarno-Hatta airport, freight and distributionto be paid importer folds more expensive than goods entering through the Port of Tanjung Priok.
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