Indonesia, Malaysia to plant corn in bordering regions
Indonesia and Malaysia plan to plant corn in bordering regions of the countries in Kalimantan Island. After a bilateral meeting with Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Malaysia’s Minister of Agriculture and Agricultural Based Industry, Andi Amran Sulaiman, Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture said the two ministries agreed to plant corn in a 100,000-ha area in Entikong, Indonesia and a 60,000-ha in Sarawak, Malaysia.
“In the middle of this year we will start the project,” he said. According to Dr Sulaiman, Malaysia is ready to buy 3 million tonnes of corn from Indonesia. “We will meet this demand in the next three years,” he said, adding that Malaysia also needs corn seeds.