Megawati reveals the dilapidation of Indonesia's food sector, this is Jokowi's answer

Updated Oct 2, 2023
Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Chairperson of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle or PDIP Megawati Soekarnoputri revealed the problem of food availability in Indonesia, the majority of which is still imported. President Joko Widodo responded directly to this statement. When opening the IV PDIP National Working Meeting at the Jakarta International Expo last weekend, Megawati said that Indonesia was still continuing to import food up to IDR 300 trillion per year. The reason is that people are dependent on imported food products. One of them is wheat, whose consumption has increased from only 4% in 1970 to 28% in 2022. In fact, he emphasized, wheat is not a plant that can grow in tropical nature unless there is genetic engineering. "So dependence on world food supplies can also be seen in food imports, Rp. 300 trillion per year." said Megawati as quoted Monday (2/10/2023). Apart from wheat, he said, people's high food consumption of one product, such as rice, also creates high ...
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