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Jakarta Post

Explainer: How Job Creation Law impacts agriculture

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 19 2020   /  01:00 am
Feeding the nation(JP/Hengky Wijaya)

Aimed at improving the country’s ease-of-doing-business ranking and boosting food security, the recently passed Job Creation Law officially revises laws related to agriculture, including on investment, imports and land use, but experts are questioning its efficiency and long-term impacts. The amended laws include Law No. 39/2014 on plantations, Law No. 13/2010 on horticulture, Law No. 18/2012 on food and Law No. 41/2009 on the protection of sustainable food agricultural land.  On the investment front in agriculture, the jobs law removes the 30 percent cap on foreign investment in the horticultural sector, through the revision of Article 100 of the Horticulture Law, according to the latest 812-page draft of the jobs law made available to The Jakarta Post. The new law also removes Article 131, which stipulates the obligation for foreign investors investing in horti...