Monday, 8 August 2011


Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Bank predicted there would be world food crisis in 2025. Therefore as anticipative measure the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) as stated by Vice Chairman of KADIN for Agri-business, Food and Animal Fram Franky Widjaya, in the Coordinative Meeting for Food Affairs, KADIN Indonesia on Tuesday (26/7) hand in hand with The Government planned to constantly enhance domestic food production at home in Indonesia.

Among the measures would be implementation of Food Estate which was already begun through Merauke Agriculture Food and Energy Estate. The Government Regulation had it that the Food Estate made it possible for foreign investors to participate based on ownership of 51% Indonesia and 49% foreign. Investment opportunity to the amount of Rp 85.40 trillion would be used for implementation of National Food Coordinative meeting and Feed Indonesia and Feed the World II so there would be partnership of mutual benefit among 14 multi-national companies and national businessmen and farmers toward sustainable self sufficiency plan.

Global warming which causes anomalous climate would remain to be the highlight of the agricultural industry today. To anticipate increasing need for food for the world’s population which increased from 6 billion in 2009 to around 9 billion in 2050, according to FAO, world’s production output of food must increase by 70% of the present output while space for plantation never increased hence a strategy would be needed to anticipate food shortage.

The currently extreme anomalous weather in all parts of the world was showing its impact on agriculture, i.e. the significant drop of food reserves, especially cereals. Setback in agriculture was due to slump of several agricultural commodity especially food, made worse by many countries producing fuel out of cereals like corn, wheat etc. which boosted up prices of food.

As result of high price of food, the number of people suffering from malnutrition in the world increases, the number of poor people increases, 80% of which are in developing nations. In 2009 the number of poor people in the world reached 1 billion or 1/6 of the world’s population. In Indonesia, the Government together with the people and businesspeople jointly strive to increase production of food at home in spite of many obstacles like pest and plant disease attack (brown insect, mice), high tide and earthquakes which keep fishermen from fishing, increasing prices of aninmal feed due to under-supply of cereals, which slowed down population growth of livestock and reduced prosudtion output of meat hindranced output of dairy products, and decreased output of eggs and chicken way below expectation.


White sugar
Rafinated sugar
Hooked fish
Reared fish

Target 2010

34,9 juta ton
16,5 million ton
1,0 million ton
37,9 million ton
3,3 million ton
1,5 million ton
23,6 million ton
154,5 thousand tons
754,1 thousand tons
855,0 thousand tons
9,7 million tons
5,8 million tons
3,5 million tons

Attainments 2010

36,3 million tons
17,8 million tons
0,9 million tons
2,7 million tons
2,4 million tons
19,8 million tons
150,0 ribu ton
680,0 thousand tons

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