Frequent question: Where is most rice grown in Indonesia?

Does Indonesia produce rice?

In 2020, approximately 55.16 million tons of paddy were produced in Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the world’s leading rice producers and rice is the staple food for most Indonesians.

How is rice produced in Indonesia?

Rice is grown at varying altitudes, with about 75 per cent of plantings in irrigated areas and less than 10 percent on rainfed lowlands. Most rice production takes place on the island of Java under irrigation. Lowland varieties belong mainly to the indica sub-species and about 85% of them are high-yielding.

Why does rice grow well in Indonesia?

Rice cultivation is well-suited in regions that have a warm climate, low labor costs and high amounts of rainfall as this staple crop is labor-intensive (to cultivate) and requires ample supplies of water.

Where does Indonesia export rice to?

The main destination of Rice exports from Indonesia are: United States ($233k), Brunei ($221k), Germany ($212k), Senegal ($208k), and Singapore ($145k). The fastest growing export markets for Rice of Indonesia between 2018 and 2019 were Germany ($212k), Senegal ($208k), and Brunei ($192k).

What type of rice is used in Indonesia?

Indonesians typically eat steamed long-grain rice with their meals (sticky rice is usually used for desserts or sweet snacks). Indonesian rice isn’t exported, but jasmine or other long-grain rice may be substituted. From Padang, Indonesia, comes a recipe for making perfect steamed rice.

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Which country has the best rice?

For the third straight year, the World Rice Conference has voted Cambodian rice as the world’s best. This year Cambodia shares the award with Thailand.

What is Indonesia’s main source of income?

Major industrial sectors include petroleum and natural gas, textiles and apparel, mining, footwear, plywood, rubber and chemical fertilisers. The services sector is equally as important to Indonesia’s economy, accounting for 43 per cent of GDP in 2015. Agriculture on the other hand only accounted for 14 per cent.