Drought and massive crop loss can lead to trillions of losses


TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Head of Technology Assessment and Application Agency (BPPT) Hammam Riza announced that his office is calculating the country's financial losses due to the lasting crop failures caused by the drought.

"It is still in the form of a proposal. It will predictably reach Rp3 trillions," Hammam said today, July 10, in Bogor, in the west Java.

He had difficulty finding a solution and mentioned climate change technology, which is a technology that creates artificial rain.

According to data from BPPT, western Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara host a large number of productive fields compared to other regions of the country, some of which are already facing the negative side of drought.

"If we intend to save trillions of rupees caused by massive crop failures, we must allocate the funds to create artificial rain and overcome the drought. It would reduce the risk of suffering a crop failure," he warned.

The previous reports of the Indramayu agency of West Java agriculture have announced that there are 11,000 hectares of rice fields that are experiencing the negative side of drought. They predict that it could potentially spread to a larger area.


Read: Ministry: sufficient rice stocks despite the increase in crop failure

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