THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTRAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS IN SUPPORTING THE SHALLOT SEEDLING IN WEST SUMATRA, INDONESIA
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Shallots Solok, West Sumatra, is different from shallots from other regions. Solok farmers have ‘magical’ shallot seeds which are now gaining in popularity and will be developed by another region, namely SS Sakato. When you look at the shallot in Solok, the amount of the onion is much bigger, the smell is more fragrant, with a more attractive color, bright red and fresh. Glance like shallot from India. But its development on the island of Sumatra has not been as rapid as the development of onion seeds in Java, especially in Brebes. SS Sakato variety is suitable to be planted in highland dry land. Even though the rainy season, which is generally in other areas is stopped planting shallots, SS Sakato can still be planted and grow well. Even Solok does not know the onion season because farmers can routinely plant and harvest 3-4 years. The government will make Solok Regency, West Sumatera, a priority for the development of shallot production outside Java, in order to meet domestic and export onion needs. For this reason, efficient and effective coordinated support from the central and regional governments is needed.