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FAO supports the Ministry of Agriculture in efforts to achieve Food Security in Indonesia

Assistant Director General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan, left, met with the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman, right, on Sunday (12/03). (Photo courtesy of FAO)

During her visit to Indonesia, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Kundhavi Kadiresan, met with the Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman, on Sunday (3/12) in order to exchange views on the growing collaboration between FAO and the Government of Indonesia.

Kadiresan learned about Indonesia’s efforts in reaching rice self-sufficiency in 2016 through the national UPSUS Program and extended FAO’s appreciation for those efforts. 

“FAO appreciates Indonesia’s achievements with respect to rice in 2016, resulting from major investment by the Government, and the Ministry of Agriculture itself, largely in infrastructure. The next step is to build a competitive and diversified agricultural sector that promotes farmer livelihoods and improved nutrition for all Indonesians.”  Kadiresan said.

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