Agriculture Ministry Ensures Rice Supply Will Exceed Domestic Demand

Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo ensured that Indonesia will not suffer any shortages in food supplies this year. As harvests for many agricultural goods, including rice, are set to be bountiful.

According to Minister Limpo up until February 2023, 1,9 million hectares of paddy fields have already been harvested. That figure is expected to rise, until the peak of the paddy harvesting season in March to April.

Those harvests are then expected to boost Indonesia's rice supplies to 32 million tons. That would be two million tons higher than the country's need of 30 million tons of rice per year.