Garlic prices rise in Indonesia

Updated May 26, 2023
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Deputy Head of the National Police's Food Task Force Helfi Assegaf assessed that today's high garlic price is due to a lack of stock. As a net garlic importer country, the Food Task Force is pushing the government to immediately issue garlic import permits. "Request import permits immediately so that there is no increase in the price of garlic. We support the high price of rising prices so that the import can be realized immediately. This is because currently Indonesia itself cannot produce garlic independently. It is very dependent on imports," said Helfi in Jakarta, Thursday (25/5/2023). Helfi explained that the total national demand for garlic reached 590 thousand tons. Currently, national production is only 5 percent of the total need. The reason the country is unable to produce garlic independently is due to land issues and also the characteristics of garlic which is difficult to grow at certain temperatures. "The hope is that we can be ...
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