Incompetent Rice Management
Monday, 5 December 2022
As long as President Joko Widodo fails to improve the accuracy of rice data, food policy will always be in disarray. Both supporters and opponents of rice imports have problems.
EIGHT years ago, when he was first inaugurated as president, Joko Widodo promised to bring about food sovereignty. Unfortunately, to this day, even producing data about the trade balance of rice that is credible, transparent and accountable is beyond the competence of the government, yet alone achieving food self-sufficiency.
The disagreement between the agriculture ministry and the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) about the figures for production...
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