Agriculture and Forestry

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Summary

The agricultural sector of Indonesia comprises large plantations (both state-owned and private) and smallholder production modes. The large plantations tend to focus on commodities which are important export products (palm oil and rubber), while the smallholder farmers focus on rice, soybeans, corn, fruits, and vegetables. The Indonesian government has placed self-sufficiency in certain agricultural products high on the agenda. In 2019, Indonesia faced many issues in maintaining its forestry as many massive forest fires happened throughout the year. There have been a series of wildfire outbreaks and it was putting nearly 10 million children at risk due to air pollution, the United Nations has warned. In September 2019, fires have been spewing toxic haze over south-east Asia, closing schools and airports, with people rushing to buy face masks and seek medical treatment for respiratory ailments.
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