Papua expects 12% rice production increase

Papua is expecting a 12 percent increase in rice production through 2011, from about 115,000 tons last year.

The increase is expected to be boosted by an almost 10 percent expansion of cultivated areas, to 2,551 hectares, as well as an increase in productivity, Papua Central Statistics Agency (BPS) chief Djarot Soetanto said Monday in Jayapura, as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that Papua expected to contribute 0.17 percent to the total national rice production this year, a slight increase from 0.15 percent in 2010.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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