Young Papua Inspiring Young Papuan Entrepreneurship Pioneers
Jayapura – Inspiring Young Papua (PMI) has achieved success in harvesting 161 tonnes of corn on an area of 7.5 hectares in Jayapura. PMI is also the center of attention, because it has pioneered entrepreneurship for young Papuans.
This was stated by PMI Jayapura Coordinator, Daud Edison Yarisetouw during a corn harvest event in the Waibu District, Jayapura. According to him, corn cultivation is one of the programs being intensified by the Papua Youth Creative Hub (PYCH) in an effort to improve the welfare of the people and increase Papua’s food security.
“The harvest was carried out on an area of 7.5 hectares with a yield of around 16.1 tons. This harvest location is in Kwadeware Village and Doyo Lama Village, Waibu District, Jayapura, Papua. The total land area in Waibu District is 83.64 hectares. Meanwhile, the next harvest is expected in May 2023,” said Daud.
Daud also said that the company bought the crops to be used as chicken feed, and this product would later be packaged with the PYCH label. The corn buying company is a business owned by PMI members, which also empowers the community.
“There are 105 people divided into seven groups in the management of corn. They will enjoy the results of the sale of the harvest, and this is expected to increase their welfare, “he said.
Meanwhile, the general chairman of the Central Papuan Indigenous Youth Council, Jan Cristian Arebo, said that Papua’s natural resources are very rich and abundant, but they don’t know how to manage them. Don’t expect to become civil servants, but we can also develop in other fields, such as entrepreneurship.
“Our natural resources are rich and abundant, but why can’t we manage them. Don’t just hope to become civil servants, but we can also develop in other fields, especially entrepreneurship,” said Arebo.
For information, PYCH has a mission to inspire and empower young Papuans to become entrepreneurs and job creators and entrepreneurship in the future. Apart from being a center for innovation and creativity, they can also learn about business development, financial management, marketing, and information technology. (*)