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Subsidised fertilisers being sold to Indonesia plantations, not small farmers

State-backed retailers selling them at around 40 per cent above the state-set price

The subsidised fertiliser scheme, Indonesia's biggest farm support programme at 30.1 trillion rupiah, allows only small farmers with two hectares or less of land to buy government-supported fertiliser at below-market prices.


MILLIONS of dollars worth of subsidised fertilisers meant for small Indonesian farmers are being sold to big plantations, such as palm oil and rubber, at huge profits by state-backed retailers, a government report shows.

A shortage of cheap fertilisers at a time when an El...