Indonesia’s Ambiguous Rice Policies Hurt Farmers
Logistics agency at the center of problems
By: Ronny P Sasmita
Despite a recent projection by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency that domestic rice production would be sufficient to meet 2021 needs, government officials announced that they intend to import a million tonnes to increase reserves – only to have President Joko Widodo countermand the order.
Behind both the request by the agency and …