"Technological innovation always acts as a spring, which makes countries, regions, and villages (advance) further, making the future (filled with) optimism,” the head of development and information at the ministry, Ivanovich Agusta, said at the “Nusantara Appropriate Technology Event” in Cirebon, West Java, on Wednesday.
Currently, villages have succeeded in changing the innovation diffusion curve, he noted. During the 2017–2018 period, the village innovation project managed to compile the names of more than 20 thousand innovation-producing villages, which account for 29 percent of villages in the country.
"The reality on the practice is definitely more than that," he remarked.
Agusta said that villages have now succeeded in creating a vast opportunity for innovation by improving their innovation ecosystem.
He further noted that Wednesday’s event had brought inventors and the market together.
"Therefore, throughout the ‘Nusantara Appropriate Technology Event,’ a business meeting room will also be provided," he said.
On the same occasion, Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Minister Abdul Halim Iskandar said that currently, there has been an increase in the use of appropriate technology in villages, both for agriculture, animal husbandry, and aquaculture.
Thus, the use of appropriate technology could increase production and generate added value for people who live in villages, he added.
Iskandar said he expects the use of appropriate technology to enable rural communities to do their jobs.
"Technology can facilitate and benefit the village community, as well as raise the awareness of villagers to use appropriate technology to create added value," the minister added.
Oleh : Zubi Mahrofi, Mecca Yumna/Antara
Editor : Yakop
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