Month: July 2018

The Importance of Building Silos for Agriculture

Silo or farm tower for storing grain is an integral part of modern trading system. For an agriculture country like Indonesia that relies on the development of agribusiness systems, it is very important.

How important is the silo to our farmers?

Silos or granaries are well known especially by rice farmers. Silo is a part of food security in the past. The term is almost unknown among farmers who work on rotten plants, such as vegetables. But that does not mean vegetable farmers and fruits, farmers, and fishermen do not understand the meaning of food security.

Given the past economic crisis, rice farmers’ awareness of the importance of having their own silos started to rise again. In the framework of food security and reduce the price drop during harvest.

Besides farmers, traders are also fully aware of the meaning of food security. But it is related to business activities. Not many merchants are happy if the price is unstable. With relatively stable prices, it is easier for them to maximize long-term benefits in maintaining their existence.

How to link silos and food security?

In ​​South Sumatera, the role of rice milling is very prominent in carrying out the function of food security and price control. In order to control stock, rice mills provide free storage facilities for farmers. Of course with some conditions that benefit both sides. Given the relationship between rice mills and such peasants, rice mills can always serve market demand on a regular basis.

For farmers, this is also very profitable. Because Read the rest