Minister: Food Supply Sufficient Until March

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Februari 2023
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Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo said that the availability of food commodities until March 2023 remains sufficient.

“In general, based on data from balance sheet, the food supply remains available,” Syahrul stated after attending a Limited Meeting on Food Supply ahead of Ramadhan, Friday (02/24) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

In addition, the Minister said that there will be a big harvest time of about 1 million hectares of rice from February to March this year.

However, he underlined that the availability of sufficient supply must be supported with smooth distribution. To that end, the central Government will cooperate with regional governments to ensure the distribution process, while also cooperating with the private sector or entrepreneurs.

The National Food Agency and the state-owned logistics bureau (Bulog) have been instructed by the President to partner with existing entrepreneurs.

“Including the basic foods related to imports of meat, the President ordered all ministers to pay serious attention so that there are no obstacles in the availability of food supplies in the regions,” he remarked. (FID/AIT/SND) (EST/HD/LW)

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