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Rice Productivity Increases, Indonesia Receives International Award

The government’s efforts to improve Indonesia’s food security have been appreciated by international organizations. Recently, Indonesia was honored by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for its successful food security system in terms of rice self-sufficiency. This has made the government continue to strive to improve and maintain agricultural self-sufficiency, especially by increasing farmer productivity and yields.

This award is given for the resilience of the agriculture and food system that realizes rice self-sufficiency in 2019-2021 through the application of agricultural technology innovation. President Joko Widodo received the award at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

“We congratulate Indonesia for its remarkable success in achieving rice self-sufficiency and increasing the level of food security,” said IRRI Director General Jean Balie in his remarks, as quoted from CNBC, (24/8/2022). According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Indonesia achieved more than 90% self-sufficiency ratio. This shows that the resilience of Indonesia’s food system is sufficiently high.

In his acceptance speech, President Joko Widodo thanked Indonesian farmers. “I want to express my deepest gratitude, especially to the workers in the fields, our farmers for their hard work,” President Jokowi said.

According to BPS data, rice productivity in Indonesia increased by 1.9% in 2021. As such, the amount of production exceeds the amount of consumption by Indonesians.

Rice productivity can be increased by utilizing tillage machine technology as well as rice harvesting. For tillage, KUBOTA has a four-wheel tractor product line with various implements that are suitable for rice field tillage. As for harvesting, KUBOTA also has variants of rice harvesting machines ranging from 35 HP power for small fields and also 70 HP and 93 HP for larger and deeper fields.

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