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 …

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