Reference prices at the farm level for several strategic commodities issued by the Ministry of Trade are generally higher than fair prices to obtain reasonable profits (20-30% of total farming cost). For maize, soybean, and sugar, the reference price is around 2.28%; 14.34%; and 13.40%...
Sri Hery Susilowati
Reseacher and Deputy Director,
Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS),
Ministry of Agriculture
For the last ten years there has been a shift in the structure of agricultural...