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Empowering farmers, ensuring national food security

  • Bambang Nurbianto

    The Jakarta Post

Singapore | Mon, August 13 2012 | 05:00 am

PREMIUM Appreciation of Indonesian farmers is often far less than is merited by their important role as guarantors of an adequate food supply for all Indonesian citizens.

Just take a look at the amount of subsidies given to farmers compared to the subsidies for owners of luxury cars and motorcycles. This year, the government reportedly has allocated only some Rp 13.9 trillion (US$1.47 billion) for ...