Will you keep your child always inside the safety of your house? Will that allow it to have a comfortable future in this world? Most probably not. After all, it is outside our comfort zone where we stretch and grow.
The same applies to Indonesia’s agriculture. It has long been kept under an overprotective watch and it needs to venture out and learn by being exposed to the world.
While being protected, agriculture is not getting the access to inputs, know-how, and technology it needs to support higher productivity. In the Global Food Security Index of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Indonesia scores a meager 50.8 (out of 100) for access to agricultural technology, education, and resources.
The good news is that the Ministry of Agriculture ha