Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- Boiling hot temperatures and long dry seasons are still affecting most parts of Indonesia. BMKG recorded that the highest temperature on October 19 2023 reached 39.1 degrees Celsius due to the lack of cloud cover, especially in areas of Indonesia south of the equator.
General Chair of the Indonesian Farmer Seed Bank and Technology Association (AB2TI), Dwi Andreas Santosa, assesses that the El Nino phenomenon which causes long droughts does not have a major impact on world food production. Currently, BPS notes that RI’s rice production, although down, is only 2%.
This, said Dwi, must be interpreted carefully so that it does not impact agricultural sector policies and have a negative impact on farmers.
What impact will the drought have on Indonesian food? For complete details, see Bramudya Prabowo’s dialogue with the Head of the BMKG Center for Public Meteorology, Andri Ramdhani and IPB Professor & General Chair of the Indonesian Farmer Seed Bank and Technology Association (AB2TI), Dwi Andreas Santosa in Profit,CNBC Indonesia (Friday, 20/10/2023)