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Indonesia's infrastructure promises fail to solve food spoilage problem

Joko administration fails to spend the US$22b budgeted for such projects this year due to a lack of coordination

About 15 per cent of chillies reach their destination spoilt or too dry for Indonesian tastes, said Dadi Sudiana, chairman of the Association of Indonesian Chilli Agribusiness. Spoilage rises to almost 40 per cent of fresh fruit and vegetables, according to industry estimates.

Sukabumi, Indonesia

POOR infrastructure makes stable pricing difficult at the best of times in Indonesia, but the rural poor are increasingly pinning the blame for wild fluctuations in the price of staples on the policies and unmet promises of President Joko Widodo.

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