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Indonesia farmers struggle to keep up

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Indonesia is one of the most fertile countries in the world, but farmers there are struggling to grow basic crops. The country was self-sufficient before it opened up its agricultural market - under international pressure - to the free market in the late 1990s. Today, cheap imports from abroad are hampering local business. And many say the country's agricultural sector needs to modernise, or it will become fully dependent on food imports. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from the town of Cianjur in West Java.