Rice Self-Sufficiency

Politician: 2016 self-sufficiency in rice!

Farmer: So where's the water?

The government's much touted goal of achieving self-sufficiency in rice by 2016 is facing a tough road ahead with many parts of the country reporting massive harvest failures due to this year's prolonged dry season, made worse by years of government neglect which has left over 50 percent of the country's network irrigation systems in urgent need of repair.

Kompas - August 5, 2015