The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) sees a slower rice production growth in the country this year.
State-owned seed producer PT Sang Hyang Seri plans to start this year the construction of two new seed mills in South Kalimantan and South Sumatra.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s Research and Development Agency has launched a digital calendar for food crop planting particularly rice.
The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) has allocated funds worth Rp 30 trillion to buy rice from farmers to bolster its rice stocks.
The government will only make a decision on rice import after the completion of the grand harvest period in April, Vice Minister of Agriculture Rusman Heriawan said.