The Central Java Provincial Government has urged the Andalan Farmers and Fishers Association (KTNA) to use digital technology to attract millennials to join the agricuklture sector.
KTNA is crucial for advancing solutions to problems affecting agriculture, fisheries, and animal husbandry sectors and KTNA programs can attract young Indonesians to go into farming, according to the government.
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