Indonesia to increase corn planted area to meet feed industry demand


Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has firmly said that it will continue to suspend corn imports. To meet local demand, especially from the animal feed industry, the ministry has allocated USD 228 million to increase corn planted area in the country.

The ministry targets to open 724,000 ha this year and 300,000 ha next year for corn planting. “We will support corn farmers with hybrid corn seed, fertilizer and pre and post-harvest equipment,” said Andi Amran Sulaiman, Agriculture Minister.


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