|Concern Forum Indonesian Farmers in the press conference in Cilandak, Jakarta, Thursday (10/2/11).|
They encourage governments to give priority to organic agriculture as a whole and systematic. Therefore, the forum pruning BLP organic refuse."Organic fertilizers contain nutrients instead of chemical elements, so we are not easily poisoned," said Tarso Ngudinugroho, chairman of the Institute of Youth Villages.
In 2010, the government provides BLP program with a budget of Rp 1.6 trillion. But this year, the aid to be cut 70 percent of Rp408 billion.
"If aid is reduced, productivity will fall. The now widely circulated in the market are chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer rather than more," said Tarso.
In fact, last year the government has launched the Go Organic. This, according to them, show the government's attitude is inconsistent and has conducted public victimization.
Tarso also added, compared with artificial fertilizers, organic manure is much cheaper. The reason, organic fertilizers can be produced by SMEs and farmer groups.