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Indonesia: Ministry of agriculture to increase crop production

Indonesia’s ministry of agriculture received a budget allocation of IDR 19.47 trillion for the period of 2013.

The ministry will focus on increasing the production of food crops such as rice, corn, and soybeans.

Indonesia’s minister of agriculture Suswono says, “from the total budget, IDR 10.4 trillion will be used to increase the production of food crops. The funds will be used for the development of infrastructure and food crops related research.”

With those funds, Suswono is optimistic that food crops production in 2013 will increase significantly. He predicts, in 2013 corn production will reach 26 million tonnes, while soybeans will be around 2.3 million tonnes.

Arief Fachrudin

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