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Indonesian Farmers in Singapore and Malaysia Border Areas to Harvest Rice

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Farmers in Lingga Regency, Riau Islands bordering Singapore and Malaysia, will harvest organic rice on 600 hectares of rice fields. Lingga Regent, Alias Wello, to Radio Republik Indonesia, Friday (16/2) said that organic rice commodities have been developed in the region since 2016 with community self-help, and continued in 2017 with special operations with the Army. In 2018, there will be an expansion of organic rice paddy fields to 2,000 hectares. The harvest is expected to be able to meet rice in this border area so that it can reduce dependence on imported rice. He is optimistic that in the future, besides being able to export rice to other countries, the area will become National rice-barn // KBRN, 17.2'18Sg/alika/ahm

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