Indonesia, Japan to cooperate in rural food security

Indonesia, Japan to cooperate in rural food security

Ilustration of Indonesia-Japan relationships. (pinflags.com)

The cooperation is aimed at increasing farmers` income ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Japan have agreed to establish cooperation to ensure food security in rural areas, Secretary General of the Village, Backward Region Development and Transmigration Ministry, Anwar Sanusi, said.

"The cooperation is aimed at increasing farmers income so that villagers do not start migrating to urban areas," he said in Malaysia.

The press statement released on Friday said Anwar Sanusi was in Malaysia to accompany Village, Backward Region Development and Transmigration Minister Marwan Jafar to attend the 33rd FAO Conference for Asia and the Pacific.

While in Malaysia, Anwar also held talks with Japans Vice Minister for International Affairs Hiromichi Matsushima to look into the possibility of cooperation to prevent urbanization.

(Reported by Muhammad Arief Iskandar/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/S012)

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