A man carrying a sack of rice walks to board a taxi boat heading for the village of Kendari in Indonesia's southeast Sulawesi province. Most Indonesians are unaware they are paying more for the staple than anywhere in the region. Photo: Reuters

Why do Indonesians pay three times as much food tax as Europeans?

Indonesia’s drive for food self-sufficiency is costing consumers tens of billions of dollars and has led to the highest rice prices in Southeast Asia

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A man carrying a sack of rice walks to board a taxi boat heading for the village of Kendari in Indonesia's southeast Sulawesi province. Most Indonesians are unaware they are paying more for the staple than anywhere in the region. Photo: Reuters
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