Indonesia faces rice shortage, imports 5 million tonnes in 2024

South China Morning Post April 1, 2024, 11:00 AM UTC

Summary: Indonesians face rising rice prices due to a shortage caused by dry weather. Annual per capita rice consumption is 95kg. The government offers affordable rice schemes to combat high prices. Indonesia plans to import 5 million tonnes of rice in 2024. Diversifying carbohydrate sources is recommended. Investments in irrigation and technology are crucial for food security. Farmers are urged to adopt drought-tolerant practices.

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