Dept. Agronomy and Horticulture IPB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Sudradjat, M.S said that the agricultural system in Indonesia must be renewed to face increasingly complex and severe agricultural challenges.

This was conveyed by Sudrajat when he was the speaker of the Group Discussion Forum (FGD) with the theme “Improving the quality of Human Resources and Empowering Farmers Towards Modern Agriculture in the Context of Supporting National Food Security and Sovereignty” at the National Strategy Study Center (PPSN) Office, Kuningan, Jakarta, Thursday (27 / 2/2020).

“Looking at agricultural development in the past, we know that the government has done many things about agricultural development but it is not unsuccessful but a more progressive program must be carried out because the challenges of agriculture in the future will be even tougher,” Sudrajat said.

According to him various agricultural challenges such as land availability, land conversion and reduced agricultural land.

He said the existing agricultural land must continue to be developed so that agricultural land does not decrease even must increase, this is because the population of Indonesia is very large.

“We will face the year 2030, 306 million people of Indonesia will get a demographic bonus, well if we do not provide food needs, it will be very difficult for the Indonesian government,” said Sudrajat.