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Farmers at the Great Rice Harvest

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Jakarta, IO – From January to May 2024, Indonesia’s rice production was estimated to reach 10.71 million tons, indicating significant harvest potential. 

Although the potential for dry unhusked paddy (GKG) production in the first four months of the year reached 18.59 million tons, Deputy for Production Statistics of Statistics Indonesia (BPS) M. Habibullah reported a decline of 3.95 million tons of GKG, or 17.54%, compared to the same period the previous year, which reached 22.55 million tons. Habibullah said rice production in January 2024 was 0.86 million tons and increased to 1.38 million tons in February 2024. 

However, a significant increase was seen in rice production in March, estimated at 3.54 million tons, which then peaked in April 2024 at 4.92 million tons. 

The projected figures may change, depending on dynamic factors such as weather, in the next two months. Crop failure is also an aspect to consider, particularly if unexpected weather disturbances occur. 

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Independent Observer notes how farmers are busy with activities such as transporting paddy, when the great harvest period approaches in Bantul, Yogyakarta.

(IO/Faisal Ramadhan)

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