Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil said, certainty government plans to import rice will be decided in late May or early June 2015.
"Later evaluated after seeing the level of Bulog in late May and early June. What is important (stocks) are not disturbed during Lebaran," he said after a coordination meeting to discuss the availability of food ahead of Lebaran in Jakarta, Tuesday (05/12/2015) night.
Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture) Andi Amran Sulaiman declared Indonesia as a big country should strengthen food security as much as possible to meet the needs of the people of their own domestic production. Dependence on food imports could threaten the country's sovereignty.
President Joko Widodo said, I had expected: the increase in rice prices some time ago due to the game of speculators in the rice market.
Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman said the government will not import rice in 2015 as an effort to improve the welfare of farmers.