July 8, 2020, 08.45 PM

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With a larger plot of land, an individual can reap a huge reward and support the economy.

The country’s millennials are making the most of this opportunity given the country’s abundance of natural resources, Syahrul said.

Moreover, banks in Indonesia have been requested to support the agricultural sector by providing ease of financing.

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“Go ahead, young millennials. Sunshine and water around us are enough to start planting and the results can be extraordinary,” said Syahrul.

Ministry of Agriculture’s Inspector-General Gatot Irianto likewise observed that Indonesia's agriculture sector has grown since the coronavirus pandemic.

This trend has happened amid the backdrop of slumping performances of the tourism, property, and industrial sectors.

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During the first quarter of 2020, Indonesia’s agriculture sector grew 9.46 percent. Online sales of agricultural products grew by 24.89 percent during the first quarter of this year.

“So in every crisis, agriculture is the winner, while other sectors are hit hard,” said Gatot. 

(Writer: Yohana Artha Uly | Editor: Yoga Sukmana) 

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/07/08/123200726/mentan--bisnis-pertanian-paling-menjanjikan-di-tengah-pandemi

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