Indonesia’s Farms, Plantations To Face ‘Drier Than Usual’ Dry Season


JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia will likely face a “drier than usual” dry season in key agricultural regions this year, President Jokowi Widodo said on Tuesday, adding that measures must be put in place to ensure food security and price stability.

Indonesia, which is the world’s top producer of palm oil, coconut and the fourth biggest exporter of coffee, will face harsher dry seasons in 30% of its regions, Widodo said, citing the national weather and climate agency, BMKG.

“Therefore, we must properly be prepared so that work and food prices are not impacted,” he said before a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

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