Dendi Ramadhona, regent of the Pesawaran region in Indonesia, expects developments in the agricultural sector are not only about increasing production but also about improving the quality of life of the farming community through increased income.
"Melon commodities in Lampung Province are currently dominated by three districts, namely Central Lampung, East Lampung, and Metro City. If we look at the natural potential in Pesawaran Regency, we can believe that Pesawaran Regency can contribute to the availability of tropical fruit in Lampung Province," he said.
According to him, Pesawaran Regency welcomes what has been done by Al Hidayat Gerning Islamic Boarding School in an effort to develop Melon horticultural commodities. This is also a step toward making the local district one of the melon-producing areas.
"With the melon plantation, it is also expected to contribute to improving the welfare of the people in Pesawaran Regency. In the future, it is expected that more horticultural commodities will emerge so that from the agricultural sector, Pesawaran Regency is not only known as a producer of food crop commodities, but also a producer of horticultural commodities," he said.