Indonesia has implemented various programs to achieve self-sufficiency in meat production for a decade. The objective of the program is to fulfill at least 90 percent of the domestic demand through domestic beef production, whereas the remainder can be supplemented by imports.
After the program’s failure in 2014, when imports accounted for 30 percent of domestic demand, the government extended the deadline to 2026. Nevertheless, this year, domestic beef production still accounts for 61 percent of the domestic demand, which reached about 663,290 tons. Therefore, the program to achieve self-sufficiency in meat production has fallen short of its goal. Indonesia still has to import meat to meet the shortages of domestic beef production.
To achieve the program’s target for self-sufficiency by 2026, the directorate general of livestock and animal...
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