KOMPAS.com – Listyono (56), one of the chili farmers from Pucuk Village, Mojokerto, East Java, is happy to welcome the skyrocketing price of chilies since the beginning of 2021.
From selling chilies, he was able to buy used cars for his son.
Listyono bought a white Avanza for Rp.145 million about a month ago.
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Then, some of the proceeds from the sale of the chili harvest are saved in preparation for Eid al-Fitr 2021.
“I never thought I could buy a car from the chili crop,” he said, quoted from Surya, Sunday (28/3/2021).
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Listyono said that he had been a farmer for 18 years in Dawarblandong.
The price of cayenne pepper in 2021 is the most expensive and lasts a long time.
Head of Pucuk Village, Nanang Sudarmawan, said that the skyrocketing price of chilies made farmers able to buy motorbikes and cars.
There are even those who build houses from the cayenne pepper harvest.
“As far as I know, there are around 30-50 motorbikes. Indeed, there are at most Scoopy motorbikes, PCX motorbikes and also two cars,” said Nanang when met at his residence.
Nanang said, chili farmers were busy buying new vehicles gradually since early March 2021.
Most of the chili farmers who buy motorbikes are in Pucuk Hamlet, which has a larger area and the majority of the population is chili farmers.
Nanang said the price of chilies during the harvest period in Dawarblandong in 2021 was indeed relatively good and lasted almost 1.5 months.
The price of cayenne pepper at the farm level starts from IDR 50,000 per kg at the beginning of harvest and in February it continues to creep up until its peak reaches IDR 90,000 to IDR 95,000 per kilogram.
Moreover, at that time there was minimal availability of chilies outside, so farmers in Dawarblandong were lucky to have a lot of supply.
“Once harvest, you get 2 to 3 quintals, that’s once a week if you multiply it by around Rp. 24 million and up to 10-12 harvests,” he said.
This article was published on surya.co.id with the title: Tangguk Profit when Chili Prices Soar, Farmers in Mojokerto Called Buying Dozens of Motorbikes and Cars,