Eastern Indonesia shows potential for pig farming


Eastern Indonesia has the potential to develop its pig farming business. Pig feed producers including Charoen Pokphand, Cargill, Sierad Produce and Malindo Feedmill have been tapping the potential and helping farmers to lift farming standards. East Nusa Tenggara, with a population of around 5 million, majority of whom consume pork, offer promising opportunity. Alexander Kasim, Secretary General of the Indonesian Monogastric Association (AMI) told Asian Agribiz: “I have travelled to the province and people there are interested in pig farming. There is also a culture of raising livestock in their backyard.

They are used to raising pigs, so this is a good ‘capital’ to develop the sector.” In addition, there are many Christian missionaries living there and teaching the local people on how to earn additional income from pig farming. The missionaries also raise breeder pigs and then give the piglets to the local people, Mr Kasim added.


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