Indonesia is not serious about beef self-sufficiency

29.09.2016

Executive Director of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance, Enny Sri Hartati said Indonesia’s government is not serious about achieving beef self-sufficiency. “The government should increase local beef production and decrease beef import volume,” she said. In 2015 the government was ambitious about this by targeting to import 50,000 heads of breeding cattle.

The figure was then dramatically slashed to only 5000 heads, and until now this plan has not been realised. On the other hand, the government chose to flood the market with imported beef, not only with beef from Australia, but also with carabeef from India. The focus now is on protein self-sufficiency rather than beef self-sufficiency."


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