Rice is one of the most important food crops in Indonesia. The country’s 13.2 million hectares rice plantation represents
24% of the total agricultural area. With this, Indonesia is considered as the world’s third largest rice producer and the biggest rice consumers.
Two rice granaries were selected for CORIGAP activities: South Sumatra and Yogyakarta with the respective Assessment Institutes for Agricultural Technology (AIAT) as the lead agencies in each province.
Key Scientists and players
Key scientists: Grant Singleton, Martin Gummert, Nuning Subekti, Wiratno, Sudarmaji
The CORIGAP-Indonesia team is implemented through the Indonesian Center for Food Crops Research and Development (ICFORD) managed by the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD). Scientists from the Indonesian Center for Rice Research are also involved in field research activities.