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Food estate plans back with a vengeance for Southern Papua.

The awasMIFEE website was set up in 2012 to provide news on the implementation of the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate, a 1.28 million hectare megaproject which had been launched by the Indonesian government in 2010. A decade later, the expansion of rice and other food crops has not been realised on the scale […]

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Agriculture Minister telephones Merauke’s Regency Leader, asking to speed up Food Estate project

Speaking to journalists in Jakarta, the Agriculture Minister has admitted that the plan which President Jokowi announced in May this year, to develop 250,000 hectares of rice estate each semester, is not progressing as fast as the government had hoped. The reason is the difficulty in getting permission to use indigenous land. Given that the […]

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Merauke food estate land likely to shrink by 80%

The government’s long-discussed plan to launch a massive food estate in Merauke, Papua in a bid to boost the nation’s food production is facing uncertainty amid land acquisition problems, a top ministry official says. The Agriculture Ministry’s research and development agency chief, Haryono, said on Wednesday the total land for the food estate in the […]

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