Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government has set itself the target of doubling the people`s chicken and egg consumption in the coming three years, a minister said.

Agriculture Minister Suswono said here on Saturday that the per capita consumption of the two commodities in Indonesia was still low, even lower than other ASEAN member countries.

In Malaysia, he said, the per capita chicken consumption of the people was about three chickens per month while in Indonesia the people`s per capita consumption was only 7.6 kg per annum or only about one chicken per four months.

The same is true to the egg consumption of the Indonesian people which is still low. In Indonesia the per capita egg consumption of the people was recorded at one egg per week while in Malaysia the per capita egg consumption was noted at three per day.

"Therefore, in 2014, the chicken and egg consumption is expected to double from the present level, namely to 2-3 eggs per week per person," he said on the sidelines of a chicken and egg festival at the East Parking Lot of the Senayan Sports Complex.


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