East Java has recorded a startling number of requests on commodity seeds throughout the first semester of 2011, said the Head of East Java Agricultural Service Wibowo Ekoputro.
India’s VVF Limited plans to open up a palm oil-based oleochemical production facility in Deli Serdang, Medan, North Sumatra, a local official said.
Indonesia’s tire production this year may fall by 9.23 percent to 47.2 million units from 52 million units in 2010, according to the International Rubber Study Group.
At least three investors have expressed plans to invest in Delta Kayan food estate in Bulungan regency, East Kalimantan.
State-owned plantation company PTPN VII said that its rubber, palm oil, and sugar production may decline this year amid fears of lengthy drought season.
The government is on alert over a possibility of drought threat this year, which could affect the production of food crops particularly rice, according to Minister of Agriculture Suswono.