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Agriculture

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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