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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’s procurement agency has reached an initial agreement to import an extra 70,000 tonnes of buffalo meat from India this year, as it seeks to balance the effects of food import controls aimed at improving self sufficiency. “In principle they both agree. We’ll discuss the details today,” Bulog procurement director Wahyu said on Friday, referring to discussions with the trade and agriculture ministers. Wahyu, who like many Indonesians goes by one name only, said the deal would bring Indonesia’s total buffalo meat imports to 80,000 tonnes in ...

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