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Indonesia turns to Indian buffalo as beef alternative

As it seeks to balance the effects of food import controls aimed at improving self sufficiency

Reuters  |  Jakarta 

Indonesia’sprocurementagencyhasreachedaninitialagreementtoimportanextra70,000tonnesofbuffalomeatfromIndiathisyear,asitseekstobalancetheeffectsoffoodimportcontrolsaimedatimprovingselfsufficiency. “Inprincipletheybothagree.We’lldiscussthedetailstoday,”BulogprocurementdirectorWahyusaidonFriday,referringtodiscussionswiththetradeandagricultureministers. Wahyu,wholikemanyIndonesiansgoesbyonenameonly,saidthedealwouldbringIndonesia’stotalbuffalomeatimportsto80,000tonnesin ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:15 IST
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