Indonesian farmers: Crisis as usual
Farmers face issues including pressure on land and cheap imported goods.
In village markets on Java island, we now see potatoes and chillies imported from China at a very low price.
The lack of respect for people’s rights to land makes it extremely easy for companies to brutally evict farmers.
According to the Indonesian government’s own figures, 2.16 million farmers had to leave farming in 2011 due to a lack of land and incentives.