• Salt production in Madura Confirmed Down Drastically

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    October 20, 2016 /  Uncategorized

    People’s Alliance Salt Indonesian Farmers Association (A2PGRI) ensure national salt production in 2013 will go down drastically. “Dropped due to drought this year quite dry wet,” said Member of the Presidium of A2PGRI Faisol Baidlowi, Saturday, July 6, 2013.
    According to him, if in 2012 the national salt production reached 1.4 million tons, then this year’s production is predicted to fall about 30 percent, or stay in the range of 900 thousand tons. That, too, with notes by early June is no longer raining. “If it’s still raining, meaning no salt harvest this year,” said Faisol.
    Faisol explained that early in the season to work on salt land began in May each year. July is usually the first stage of the harvest season and the subsequent salt harvest in August. “If the weather is normal this month, the harvest will come in around September to early October,” he said.
    Meanwhile, in the District of Tempo has Tlanakan, Pamekasan, East Java, dozens of hectares of salt left abandoned and no signs will be worked. Some farmers improve irrigation visible only from the sea to their land.
    Mastuki, a farmer, said he was still afraid to work the land for fear of losing money. Cost of work on salt land around Rp 50 thousand per day. “Once’ve ever worked on, direct rain, broken again,” said Mastuki.
    When not working on the saline land, Mastuki admitted filling activities by pulling rickshaw with revenues of USD 40 to 50 thousand per day. “For everyday eating,” he said.

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