Jokowi thanks Indonesian farmers for domestic rice supplies

Updated Sep 25, 2023
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) thanked local farmers for their hard work in maintaining domestic rice supplies in the midst of the El Nino phenomenon. "Thanks to our farmers' hard work, supplies in markets and rice stocks in our warehouses remain sufficient in facing the dry season. Thank you to all farmers in Indonesia," Jokowi said on his Instagram account in Jakarta on Sunday. He stated that many parts of the world, including Indonesia, are facing the El Nino phenomenon which has seriously affected the water supplies and agricultural productivity. However, amid the threat of this climate pattern, Indonesian agriculture remains productive, Jokowi added. Speaking after inspecting the State Logistics Agency (Bulog's) warehouses two weeks ago, he said that Indonesia's national rice stocks for this month reached a total of two million tons, higher than around 1.2 million tons in normal situations. At the 2023 National Farmer's Day, ...
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