Indonesia`s fruit consumption below FAO`s standard
Fri, August 10 2012 22:43 | 881 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The agriculture ministry said Indonesia`s consumption of fruits and vegetable is still below the standard set by the world`s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
One of fruit markets in Denpasar, Bali. (FOTO ANTARA/Nyoman Budhiana)
Business and Investment Director at the Agriculture Ministry Jamil Musanif said Indonesia`s per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables average only 40 kilograms per year.
The consumption is still below the FAO standard of 65.75 kg per capita a year, Jamil said here on Friday.
Therefore, in order to encourage greater consumption of fruits and vegetables by the people, the agriculture ministry plans to hold what it calls "Horti" Ceria 2012 next month to promote horticulture agribusiness all over the country, he said.
Indonesia is rich with horticulture products including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and medicinal plants, he said. (*)
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