Yogyakarta: The Agriculture Ministry is encouraging vocational education development to produce professional and reliable human resources in the agricultural sector.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, they are the key to achieving Indonesia's ideals of becoming a world food barn.
"If agricultural human resources are professional and self-reliant and have the spirit of entrepreneurship, our ideals of being a world food barn will not merely be a dream but will become a reality," Chief of the Agricultural Human Resources Counseling and Development (BPPSDMP) Dedi Nursyamsi stated after opening a national seminar on vocational education 2019 in Yogyakarta on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
By continuing to prepare quality agricultural human resources, vocational education plays a significant role in increasing the productivity of the agricultural sector in Indonesia.
Moreover, it is the agricultural human resources that will be able to control the development of infrastructure, the utilization and creation of technological innovations, and their implementation on the field.
In the face of the fourth industrial revolution, agricultural human resources must not merely be professionals but also possess innovative skills and capitalize on various forms of technology to boost productivity of the agricultural sector, he stated.
"Regardless of whether we are ready, we must enter the era of Industry 4.0 to improve efficiency and accelerate our activities," the official remarked. (Antara)