President Joko Widodo said it will replace the Minister of Agriculture if the next three years can not achieve food self-sufficiency.
Vice Chairman of Commission IV of the House of Representatives Viva Yoga Mauladi suggested that Bulog raise the purchase price of rice from farmers into Rp8,600 per kilogram of which now Rp6.600 kg.
At the end of this year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Kemtan) started projecting growth in the production of a number of food commodities for the next year. Although self-sufficiency target will not be achieved, Kemtan optimistic food production in 2015 will increase over this year.
Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) invites academicians Faculty of Agriculture, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) to make the Warehouse Receipt System (SRG) as one of the objects of research in order to develop and enhance the SRG implementation in Indonesia.
Central Statistics Agency (BPS) predicts rice production in 2014 (ARAM II) reached 70.61 million tons of milled rice. Or decreased by 0.67 million tonnes (0.94%) than in 2013.