Tag: Milk

Food Security (5): Milk/Fat

Indonesia is a major producer and exporter of vegetable oil. When it comes to animal fat, however, the country relies heavily on other countries. Self-sufficiency ratio of milk, for example, is only 23%. This is one of the biggest challenges for Jokowi administration going forward.

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Jokowi’s Food Policies (2)

Most agree that a country as big as Indonesia needs to grow its domestic capacity for carbohydrate, protein, and fats. Despite efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in rice (carbohydrate), Indonesia’s import of wheat steadily grows with changing lifestyle. As of today, the country relies heavily on import to meet its demand for protein and fats (from animal). Policies meant to grow domestic supply of protein and fat (including milk) have, by far, failed to serve the long-term target.

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