When the Giants Fight for Rice
Monday, 5 December 2022
Large companies are expanding more aggressively into the rice business. It is a blessing for farmers, but a disaster for small-scale millers.
YIMMY Stephanous is in a pinch. He must choose whether to continue supplying rice to his customers or to divert his supplies to the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).
Through several companies in East Java, such as Surya Pangan Semesta and Sumber Pangan, Yimmy usually supplies 300 tons of rice per day to the Cipinang Central Rice Market in East Jakarta. The medium-grade rice he supplies is packed in 500-kilogram packages. From Cipinang, Yimmy&rsquo...
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