Indonesia aims to be corn exporter by 2020


Indonesia aims to be a corn exporting country by 2020. The ministry claimed that it has successfully increased local corn production and discharged the country from dependence on imported corn. Corn production in 2016 was said to be 23.5 million tonnes, while this year production is expected to reach 24.5 million tonnes.

The national demand is estimated at 19 million tonnes, mainly from the feed milling industry. “We continue to optimise our assistance to this sector by distributing seeds and related facilities and infrastructure. We also encourage every district head to develop corn farming,” said Bambang, Director General of Plantation at the ministry.


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