Indonesian farmers ready to adopt biotech corn


FARMERS in Lamongan, Indonesia are ready to use biotechnology to support corn self-sufficiency programme in the country. This was stated by some 35,000 farmers from Lamongan and surrounding districts who attended the Farmer Meeting and Corn Harvest event in Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia on Jan 24.

High government officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Council, and the IndoBIC director served as resource persons.

The event was officially opened by the Regent of Lamongan, Fadeli followed by a ceremonial corn harvesting at Demfarm Region, Modern Village Banyubang, Solokuro, District of Lamongan, East Java.