Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo said rice stocks were safe in line with the harvest in a number of areas. With these conditions, he ensured that Indonesia did not need to import rice. According to Syahrul, sufficient rice stock can meet domestic needs. Nevertheless, he invites the people not to question if the price of rice is a bit expensive.”If it is made in Indonesia, from the Indonesian people, it might be a little more expensive, that’s okay. That’s what the president said, helping the people is roughly like that,” he said.
Currently, rice barns in Indonesia are increasing, from nine provinces to 15 provinces. However, he did not specify which areas in question. What is certain is that Southeast Sulawesi will become part of the food barn in Eastern Indonesia