The culprit behind Indonesia's low paddy and rice productivity

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Published Feb 29, 2024

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Indonesia's rice productivity is suffering due to its reliance on harvested area rather than innovation, says Agricultural Economics Observer Prof. Dr Bustanul Arifin. He suggests the government should focus on increasing agricultural production capacity through innovation management and research and development synergy. In response to falling prices of harvested dry grain, the government is providing financial incentives to encourage the mobilization of food stocks, with some regions receiving up to IDR 11 billion.
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Original content, Jakarta Agricultural Economics Observer Prof. Dr Bustanul Arifin said that Indonesia's rice productivity is still low because it still depends on harvested area rather than innovation. "Productivity is very low," Agricultural Economics Observer Prof. Dr Bustanul Arifin as a speaker at the Agromaritime Outlook 2024 event in Bogor, Tuesday (27/2/2024). In detail, based on BPS data, rice productivity in 2018 was 5.20 tons per hectare. Then in 2019 it fell to 5.11 tons per hectare. Advertisement Furthermore, in 2020 the figure rose slightly to only 5.13 tonnes. However, in 2021 rice productivity will reach 5.23 tons per hectare. Then in 2022 rice productivity in the country will only reach 5.24 tonnes. It will increase slightly in 2023 by 5.26 tons per hectare. "So it has turned upside down, friends in the government have also tried hard to increase productivity, but the results have not been much," said the Deputy Head of the Expert Council of the IPB Alumni ...
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