"We will synchronize the regulations between Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade. We will make an effort to promote our exports, to get the best results for our farmers, for the domestic industry," Minister of Trade stated after a Limited Meeting on the development of swallow’s nests and porang plant cultivation, Wednesday (04/05), Jakarta.
Indonesia, according to the Minister, is the world’s main producer of swallow’s nests.
In 2020, Indonesia’s exports of this commodity reached around 1,316 tonnes with a value of US$540 million. However, Lutfi disclosed, there is an extraordinary price disparity for this commodity. This is due to the different pricing in each main destination country.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), the Minister stated, has ordered his administration to ensure that Indonesia gets the best price for this commodity.
On porang plant, the Ministry will cooperate with Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Industry to encourage increased exports of the products.
For the record, porang plant is a substitute product for wheat flour and is considered healthier.