KSP chief urges scouts to participate in maintaining food security

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Moeldoko, head of the Office of the President (KSP), has called on members of the youth-dominated Indonesian Scout movement to get directly involved in agricultural development to maintain the country’s food security. rice field.

“If Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts participate in strengthening agriculture in Indonesia, they will help the government improve food security in the country,” he said here on Sunday. match the national scouts of

“The subject and target youth of the Scout Movement should be concerned with issues of agricultural and food resilience,” he added.

The 2022 Scout Movement National Organization (Kwarnas) Research and Development Center reported that the Scout Movement in Indonesia has 25.27 million members, of which 24.01 million are young people.

A large number of Scout members could be a strength that could help governments in their efforts to strengthen national food security amidst the threat of a global food crisis.

Moerudoko, who is also president of the Indonesian Farmers Harmony Institute (HKTI), further urged the public not to be pessimistic about the decline in the number of farmers.

For example, the government has pushed the movement of millennial farmers and the digital transformation of the agricultural sector, he noted.

Young members of the Scout Movement need to understand that the agricultural sector does more than just doing the dirty work in the fields.

“There are many different areas in the agricultural sector, such as research, cultivation, trade and technological development. The scope of the agricultural sector is very wide,” he informed.

Meanwhile, National Scout Movement Chief Kwanath and Logistics Business Authority (Bulog) President Budi Waseso said that Scout Movement members will help the government’s National Strategic Program by becoming agents of distribution, self-sufficiency and food for the people. emphasized the vision of encouraging the safety.

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