News » Four Private Sectors License Two IAARD’s Agricultural Machineries

(adm/Mar 16, 2015)

BOGOR – The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) through its working unit the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Engineering Research and Development (ICAERD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for IAARD’s Jajar Legowo Rice Transplanter and Mini Combine Harvester with four private companies.

The four companies were to license the products for massive productions. They are PT WIKA Industri and Konstruksi, PT Sarandi Karya Nugraha, CV Andi Setia Utama Jaya, and PT Lambang Jaya.

Director General of IAARD Dr Haryono in his remarks said that both machineries are highly needed in the rice production centers which currently are lack of man power. The effort to modernize the agricultural machinery and tools has increased since early February 2015, collaborated with PT Bukaka Teknika Utama.

The superiority of the machine is able to plant one acre of rice in only 5 to 6 hours which can also be used in rice field with mud depth up to 60 cm, and can lower the planting cost. As for the Mini Combine Harvester machine, has three combination of function i.e. to cut, shred, and purge

Considering the needs of agricultural machineries and tools for the Special Operation of Paddy, Maize, and Soybean (OPSUS PAJALE) which reaches thousands of units, therefore IAARD collaborates with the private sectors to massively produce the machineries.

For further information on Jajar Legowo Rice Transplanter and Mini Combine Harvester:

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