Indonesia targets corn self-sufficiency in 2018


Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman has said Indonesia will be self-sufficient in corn in 2018. Mr Sulaiman claimed corn imports have declined 47% or around 800,000-1 million tonnes a year. “In 2018, at the latest, there will be no need to import corn both for human consumption and animal feed,” he said.

Indonesia imports corn for animal feed mainly from Argentina and Brazil. In July 2015, the government temporarily stopped issuing corn import permits to feed millers, with the government making a broad push for food self-sufficiency and channelling imports through Bulog starting 2016.



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