Several regions in Indonesia are preparing to enter the rice harvest

Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 26, 2024

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Farmers in Central Java, East Java, Banten, and Maros are gearing up for the rice harvest season, which is expected to significantly boost the national rice supply following recent declines and price increases. The harvest area is set to increase from 51,741 hectares in January to 361,151 hectares in March, with a total rice surplus of 2,821,661 tons anticipated for the 2024 harvest. The government is supporting farmers with free seed assistance. Maros Regency representative, Agustam, is optimistic about strengthening national food security, with plans to accelerate the year's harvest and increase the planting index to meet market needs.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Farmers in various regions from Central Java, East Java, Banten to Maros are preparing to enter the rice harvest and are expected to start harvesting activities at the end of February until the peak in April. This harvest will overwhelm the national rice supply, which has recently declined and prices have spiked. Quoted from the Ministry of Agriculture website, Sunday (25/2/2024), Head of the East Java Agriculture and Food Security Service, Didik Rudy Prasetya, said that this year's harvest had increased in harvest area from 51,741 in January to 108,435 in February. This area will increase in March by 361,151 hectares. "Meanwhile, the rice surplus in February is estimated to reach 10,926. Meanwhile, the surplus in March could reach 922,822," said Rudy. He is optimistic that the harvest will overwhelm the national rice supply. This refers to rice availability figures based on last year's remaining stock plus the January and February harvest, so there is ...
Source: Republika
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