Makassar, S Sulawesi (ANTARA New) - Indonesia will soon export chicken as production has doubled, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said.
"Right now, we are campaigning for self-reliance in protein which is found in abundance in our husbandry and fishery commodities," he stated here on Saturday.
Amran Sulaiman, along with Chief of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) Syarkawi Rauf and Deputy Chairman of the House Commission IV Viva Yoga, was in Makassar to address a workshop, titled, "Developing Husbandry Industry in Pursuit of Self Reliance in Animal Protein."
The minister underscored the importance of maintaining food stocks in support of the countrys self-reliance.
The Agriculture Ministry has made various breakthroughs and innovations along with other parties to support the governments program to achieve self-reliance in food production, thus adding to national resilience, he added.
He believed that Indonesia would achieve the goal of self-reliance in animal protein by the time the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence.
Livestock and marine products have already helped achieve self-reliance in animal protein, he reminded.
"We have changed our policy so that we are no longer self-reliance in meat but are self-reliance in protein. In fact, we have exported chicken to Vietnam and Japan," he noted.(*)