September 29, 2011
Indonesia plans to lower milk import
In a bid to improve domestic milk production, Indonesian government plans to decrease its milk import to 50% for domestic consumption, a senior official said Wednesday (Sep 28).
Jamil Musanif, Business Development and Investment director at Farming Ministry, said that 75% from a total of 2.7 million litres of national milk consumption per year is supplied by imports from foreign firms.
Domestic milk production was only able to supply 25% from annual national needs.
The official said that regarding the plan, which is expected to be fully implemented in 2014, the farming ministry has provided incentives for dairy cow owners, assistance to breed the cows and help develop the national primary milk industry.