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Staying Self Sufficient

Bali Produces a Surplus of Rice

(9/16/2012) The State News Agency Antara  reports that Bali is secure in terms of food security and not threatened by continuing drought conditions in many part of Indonesia.

Ida Bagus Wisnuardana, head of the food crop division for Bali, confirms that Bali has adequate sufficiencies of rice and soybeans.

Said Wisnuardana, "There is no problem in food security in Bali in the next several years."

Bali has 84,118 hectares under rice and soybean production, producing 471,601 tons of rice annually.

This results in a surplus of rice production with Bali needing only 455,130 tons of rice each year to meet local demand.

The surplus rice of some 16.450 tons of rice is sold to nearby Java.