This book reviews the impact of the monetary, ecological and political crisis on Indonesia's agricultural sector based on farmer incomes and strategies. In 1998, millions of export-oriented tree crop farmers saw their incomes grow considerably, while food crop farmers, facing adverse economic and climatic conditions, were already struggling to survive. Then, in 1999 and 2000, world agricultural commodity prices collapsed.
The economic crisis is becoming a reality for all farmers. What are the mechanisms involved?