The degradation rate of agriculture area every year reaches 110,000 to 140,000 hectares. Such condition does not only threaten Indonesia’s food security but also causes the increasing number of poor farmers. This is the conclusion of the interviews with representatives of the Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI), the Fishermen Contact Group (KTNA) and the Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI). Thus, they asked the next president to pay a special attention to the agriculture sector, considering that most Indonesia people depend their lives on this sector.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from Investor Daily, 9 June, p.1