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BIN’s full support advances farmers and builds a platform for creativity for young Papuans

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Papua – Full support from the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) and support from the Inspiring Young Papua (PMI) is able to advance Papuan farmers and bring the Papua Youth Creative Hub or PYCH Building as a forum for developing the creativity and innovation of young Papuans.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will soon inaugurate the PYCH Building in Jayapura, Papua. The PYCH building is one of the Indonesian Government’s efforts to accommodate creativity and support the role of the younger generation in managing Papua’s economic potential. The PYCH building was built magnificently, with traditional nuances and has complete facilities to support the interests, talents and creativity of young people in the Land of Papua.

This building has facilities to support the development of young people in the Land of Papua in various fields, including culinary , hospitality , research, technology, entrepreneurship, creative industries, digital, education and literacy, health, beauty, culture to language.

Meanwhile, BIN is participating in efforts to advance farmers in Papua through Inspiring Young Papua (PMI), by providing a lot of guidance and facilities to carry out land management on land belonging to local indigenous peoples. Young people who are members of PMI have planted corn on 44 hectares of land that was once considered dead land in the Twin Valley, East Kebar District, Tambrauw Regency, West Papua Province. Then from all these efforts, there has been a big harvest which was even witnessed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo in October 2022.

PMI Tambrauw District Head of Agriculture, Daud Amnan explained that planting corn is for the welfare of the people in Papua, especially those in Kebar, West Papua. He also expressed his gratitude to all residents who so far have entrusted the management of the land to PMI.

At least, there are around 200 hectares of vacant land owned by residents which are entrusted to the PMI to be managed as well as possible. With all the trust that has been given, PMI itself has succeeded in collaborating with investors to participate in supporting efforts to plant corn on abandoned land.

PMI, which is under the guidance of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), also cooperates with several other stakeholders , such as the company PT Nuansa Lestari Sejahtera to participate in supporting the program they are carrying out, in the form of planting corn so that the management is carried out so that the results that can be harvested are maximized. .

So far, in the planning that has been announced, there are as many as 200 hectares of land, of which about 30 percent have been made supporting facilities and infrastructure for planting corn, including the construction of ponds and irrigation canals. Then the rest, which is about 120 hectares, will be specifically allocated for planting corn.

Daud himself, through his written statement, also emphasized that the planting of corn which had become a program initiated by PMI and BIN was clearly able to directly reduce unemployment in the East Kebar District area, and was even expected to be able to increase income for local residents.

All programs that have been implemented aim to assist, foster, and provide facilities to regional farmers in Papua so that they can utilize abandoned land on customary community lands. This is in line with Presidential Instruction Number 09 of 2020 concerning the Acceleration of Welfare in Papua and West Papua.

The Tambrauw District Agriculture Head continued that the company that had been partnered with by PMI was also able to provide jobs for residents in cultivating corn fields. While the residents who work there, of course, will be given a salary so that they are able to have input and increase their economic welfare. Then, when there is a harvest, the corn yields are given in a profit-sharing system with the land owner.

The main goal pursued by the PMI, BIN and the local District Agriculture Sector itself is indeed to make the Papuan people experience increased welfare, because it is not impossible, the local people themselves can directly collect money from the jobs that have been provided and then they themselves can immediately open jobs. when purchasing existing land.

Daud also expressed his gratitude for the support that has been given by all parties in all programs that have been rolled out by PMI and BIN for the people of Papua. According to him, all of these parties must be able to continue to improve cooperation so that all the corn yields are able to improve people’s welfare.

On the other hand, the Head of the West Papua Province Food Crops and Horticulture and Plantation Office, Yacob S. Fonataba said that the corn planting program initiated by PMI and BIN was clearly capable of being a very useful program in order to improve the economy for the people in the Kebar Valley.

To carry out management of dead land, which is land belonging to indigenous peoples in Papua, BIN and PMI provide full support so that they are able to continue to advance regional farmers by distributing many facilities to them.

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