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The “Time Bomb” of Food Aid

Since late August 2019, the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) has no longer supplied rice for the welfare rice program (Rastra), as the rice assistance program was replaced by a non-cash food assistance (BPNT) scheme.

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Change in the food aid model has transformed the national landscape of rice. Upstream and downstream sectors are no longer integrated, while instruments of stabilization are becoming increasingly ineffective. JAKARTA, KOMPAS— Since late August 2019, the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) has no longer [...]
Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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