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Don\'t Make the Farmers Depressed

We should feel lucky to have high capacity in the production of foodstuffs, human resources to produce, and have rich natural resources, in addition to a very large market.

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Kompas/Adi Sucipto

Farmers have their rice harvest in Bakalanpule, Tikung District. Lamongan Regency, East Java Thursday (8/2/2018) . The price of unhusked rice at the farmer level reaches Rp 4800 per kilogram, down from Rp 5,200 per kilogram last January.

Rice, salt and sugar cane farmers are depressed. The government announced plans to import the essential foodstuffs despite there being sufficient domestic stocks.

The government\'s plan to import 1 million tons of rice has been widely criticized. In addition to farmers, farmer groups and farmer associations, regional heads also demand the government prioritize the absorption of the farmers\' unhusked rice. Toward the peak of the grand harvest, which is estimated to be early April 2021, the prices of unhusked rice continue to decline (Kompas, 23/3/2021).

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