Indonesia Targets To Export Rice To Ten Countries

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, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported, citing the country's Antara News reported on Sunday.

The target destinations also include Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei as well as 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 exports.

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.

Source-BERNAMA

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