Photo document of farmer checking organic rice paddy ready for harvest in Lampung Province (Source: Antara News)
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia has set the target of exporting 100,000 tonnes of rice to 10 Asian and European countries as part of efforts to increase farm commodity exports this year, the country’s Antara News reported on April 3.

The target destinations also include Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, and Germany, said Director General of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities of the Agriculture Ministry Sumarjo Gatot Irianto.

The Indonesian government will exert effort to procure rice to meet the demand for rice as well as for export purposes.

The director general noted that the national logistics board (Bulog) should control rice prices at a level that encourages farmers to sell rice to the government.-VNA