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03 Mar 2020

Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo: Library Penetrates Forward

Bogor, West Java - Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, stated that museum and library are a paradox needed by Indonesia. The combination of museum and library can become a new intellectual agenda in life.

This was conveyed by Minister Syahrul Yasin during the grand launching of the Soil and Agriculture Museum as well as the inauguration of the "Open Virtual Literacy Room" which is under the Center for Agricultural Technology Dissemination and Library of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) and the signing of a mutual agreement between the National Library and the Ministry of Agriculture.

"I feel this is an extraordinary gift because of watching a museum and a library, it is a paradox in my mind. The museum signifies something old, but the library always penetrates forward," he explained at the Soil and Agriculture Museum, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 98, Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday (3/3/2020).

The museum is said to depict the glory of Indonesia in the past which has a high appeal for the public, both at home and abroad. The library is a sign that tomorrow's travel agenda does not leave yesterday.

Through the museum, according to Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo, he believes that Indonesian agriculture will be more advanced, independent, and modern. While the modern library closely related to the literacy process. Minister Syahrul hopes that the National Library can connect the Kementan Library with world libraries, for example the Leiden Library in the Netherlands. "Talking about modern is speaking about literacy. Speaking about literacy is talking about capacity. Talking about capacity is talking about strength," he explained.

He hoped the presence of the Soil and Agriculture Museum with a library could make Indonesian agriculture produce superior and independent products. "The library has penetrated the existing forms of industry 4.0, I hope children can distinguish between traditional and biotechnology agricultural processing," he concluded.

Reporter: Hanna Meinita

Photographer: Kementan PR

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