FMD Outbreak Puts Economy at Stake
- After 32 years, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared Indonesia is free from foot and mouth disease (FMD), and the outbreak has returned.
- Indonesia saw 447,257 confirmed cases of FMD From April to July 30. A total of 4,416 cattle died, and 7,087 were destroyed.
- The Ministry of Agriculture estimates that Indonesia's economic losses due to FMD will reach Rp 11.6 trillion.
- The FMD outbreak has reduced the livestock population due to death and destruction so that farmers lose money.