Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia Barnaby Joyce said Australia understands how important it is for Indonesia to develop the livestock industry and the production of beef as an important part of strengthening the long-term food security.
One controversial airport which was built by the former president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is now also used as the rice warehouse.
The government decided to re-import as much as 1.5 million tons of rice from Thailand. The government is worried major drought that hit Indonesia due Elnino make rice stocks run out.
El Nino is predicted to have an impact at least until October. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) asked relevant agencies to anticipate the rising price of rice.
Rice is the staple food of the most widely consumed by humans in almost all countries in the world, especially in Asia where farmers producing 90 percent of the world's rice.