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Indonesia banks on technology to overcome food estates' poor soil

President Jokowi hopes massive farm sites will help prevent shortages of crops

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the site of a planned food estate in North Sumatra province in October.(Source photos by AP and Reuters) 

DELISERDANG, Indonesia -- The Indonesian government is forging ahead with a plan to create huge national food estates in the provinces of North Sumatra and Central Kalimantan despite concern from scientists over their viability.

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