Papua Faces Shortage of Agricultural Instructors in Papua


Jayapura, Jubi – The number of \agricultural instructors in Papua Province is very small compared to the number of villages.

Head of Food Security and Coordination Extension Altikal L. Patulak in Jayapura last week, said there were only 910 instructors, 560 of them civil servants while the number of villages is 4,000.
“The remaining is 350 serve as freelance instructors appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture,” he said.

Patulak explained many civil servants switched jobss. “It is more promising to be structural officials than instructors,” he added.

He said he hoped more agricultural instructors can be recruited at the regency or city level.

Currently, agricultural instructors have not been evenly distributed in the villages but they are maximized to assist farmers at the location area of rice, corn and soybeans. (*/ Tina)


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