In a number of areas, ranging from Sabang to Merauke, grain prices dropped observed. In contrast, rice prices soared. Under these conditions the more pressing farmers, especially due to the stability of rice prices are not awake in the middle of the insistence import of rice which is getting stronger.
Joko Widodo President designate agricultural areas in Merauke, Papua, became the national rice barns. For agricultural production land in Merauke, Papua, reaching 1.2 million hectares of area, production within the next three years could reach about 24 million tons.
Although April 2015 is a harvest season, but the drop in the price of rice at the wholesale level does not drop significantly as a decrease in the price of grain at the farm level.
Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman, said the government raised Revitalization Fund Small Scale Rice Milling in APBN-P 2015 to IDR 600 billion. That number goes up 10-fold from the previous IDR 41 billion.
Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture) Andi Amran Sulaiman said that Bulog rice procurement until Tuesday (04/28/2015) and reached 450 thousand tons from 4.5 million tons of rice uptake targets this year. The amount is relatively minimal compared to the uptake of rice in the period from January to April of last year to reach 900 thousand tons.