The Jakarta Food Security, Marine, and Agriculture (KPKP) Office distributed hydroponic racks to facilitate urban farming in several Islamic boarding schools under the framework of National Santri Day 2022.

"In meeting food needs, urban farming activities are one of the solutions that need to be pursued together," Jakarta Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono remarked while handing over the assistance here on Saturday.

Hartono expected that hydroponic racks would be able to ignite the enthusiasm of Islamic boarding school students in implementing urban farming and realizing food independence in the pesantren environment. Meanwhile, the Head of the Jakarta KPKP Office, Suharini Eliawati, stated that 50 hydroponic racks were given to 25 Islamic boarding schools in Jakarta.

"The students can also learn urban farming methods and produce local food products by utilizing the limited land as well as participate in the movement to realize independent food security in Indonesia," she stated.

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