Indonesia: If at First You Don't Succeed - An Overview of Indonesia's Food Estate Project

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ID2021-0021

In June 2020, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the establishment of a national Food Estate project to increase agricultural production and provide food security for Indonesia’s growing population. The project, which focuses on improving yields on existing farmland as well as developing new agricultural lands, faces an uphill challenge to deliver sustainable production gains following the failure of similar programs under previous administrations.

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