Indonesia

8 September 2018
Food and agriculture organization of United Nations (FAO) Indonesia, August 30, stepped on Yogyakarta to continue its Road to Zero Hunger campaign. Yogyakarta is the second city in the 2018 World Food Day campaign series under the global theme Our Actions are Our Future, Zero Hunger 2030 is possible. This campaign is part of the awareness-raising program for Indonesians, especially for… Read more
5 September 2018
Researchers in Indonesia have deciphered the chemical cues used by rice to attract a parasitoid that helps fight off the plant's predator. The researchers created a system to imitate these cues, which could help investigate similar interactions in other crops and possible sources of non-toxic pest control.Rice is a staple food, relied upon by half the global population. The brown planthopper… Read more
23 August 2018
Ever since the jackfruit was declared as Kerala's official fruit, the sweet, golden-hued jackfruit b...Read more. Read more
12 July 2018
Fewer young people are looking to work the paddies, threatening Indonesia’s dream of rice self-sufficiency. In the rice paddies of Cigugur, tucked in the shadow of West Java’s Mount Ciremai, farmers tend their crops; the stalk is cut, bundled, then whipped against rocks of adequate size; grain, once released, is piled on the tarp, raked, and dried. Along a terrace packed dense with the… Read more
13 May 2018
A team of students from Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS) won the silver medal in the tertiary category for biotechnology during the World Young Inventors Exhibition (WYIE) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 May 2018. The event brought together hundreds of young inventors from various countries and was held in conjunction with the International Invention, Innovation &… Read more
26 June 2018
Food policy debates over the last four years in Indonesia have been well-dominated by staple food fundamentalism, as the government has allocated over Rp 23 trillion (US$1.58 billion) of state budget in 2018 to boost the production of rice, maize, and soybean, known by its Indonesian acronym as Pajale. Read More Read more
3 July 2018
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its board of directors has approved a US$250 million loan to improve irrigation services and management accountability in Indonesia. The project, co-financed by the World Bank, aims to rehabilitate, revitalize and modernize water resources and irrigation systems in Indonesia. It also seeks to strengthen irrigation institutions and… Read more
15 June 2018
Jakarta. Indonesia must implement policies aimed at diversifying its staple foods and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to ensure the right to food for all, a United Nations representative said. Data compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture shows that Indonesia will consume an estimated 33.8 million metric tons of rice this year, compared with 30.65 million tons in 2017… Read more
1 April 2018
Despite years of reasonable economic growth, 19.4 million Indonesians are still unable to meet their daily dietary needs. The 2017 Global Food Security Index ranks Indonesia 69th out of 113 countries, and its overall score (which is independent of relative country rankings) has barely increased over the past five years. The continuity and severity of this problem indicate that Indonesia… Read more
15 February 2018
Indonesia will soon export mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia, a decision made during the 21st meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture, Food and Forestry Cooperation (WGAFFC) between Australia and Indonesia, held in Melbourne from Feb. 14 to 15. The Agriculture Ministry’s Agriculture Quarantine Agency head, Banun Harpini, who acted as co-chair during the meeting, said Australia had… Read more
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