The new Indonesian minister for agriculture, has recently established SISKA expansion as one of his four strategic priorities, with the view to supporting beef self-sufficiency in Indonesia. In addition to urging local government and state-owned companies to expand the use of artificial insemination and expand their local cattle industry, the minister is encouraging the application of the SISKA-model, from the current 0.90% of oil palm plantations to 20%. Several Local Governments have followed suit. For example, Bangka-Belitung Governor, through Governor regulation No. 43/2019, is now also actively supporting SISKA as a means to increase local cattle populations.
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