Indonesia emphasizes water management to optimize food production

Jakarta (ANTARA)-Indonesia focuses on optimizing water management to increase food production at the 10th Bali World Water Forum (WWF) 2024 to address the threat of food crisis, public works Baschihadi Murjono, Minister of Housing (PUPR), said.

“As President (Joko Widodo) said, we are facing two crises: energy and food. When it comes to food, food must be available, and water is available for that. The possibility is needed, “PUPR Minister Baschi Hadimurjono said in Friday’s National Stakeholder Forum: First Announcement of the 10th World Water Forum.

According to the Minister, five factors are important for the production of food, especially rice, fertilizer, seeds, soil, farmers and water.

Water contributes 18% to the production chain.

“This water is only 18% for food production, but if 18% is not available, everything will be zero. Therefore, it is very important that water in food production ensure food availability. I think there is. “

In addition to food, Indonesia will implement a water management agenda to mitigate the effects of natural disasters and the climate crisis at WWF in 2024.

“The message from the President is that we need to absorb all our knowledge about water. This is the biggest festival of water management. Therefore, we draw as much benefit as possible regarding the management of water resources. “I will.” He said.

Approximately 100,000 representatives from 172 countries will participate in WWF in 2024.

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The government is optimistic that this event will help promote tourism and MSME growth in and around Bali.

“This can have a significant economic impact on the tourism industry,” the minister said.

Indonesia was selected as the organizer of the 2024 World Water Forum at the 9th WWF in Dakar, Senegal on March 19, 2022.

WWF 2024 will be held in Bali for a week from June 3rd to 9th, 2024.

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