Indonesia

19 August 2017
About 60% of the poultry meat sector in Indonesia is integrated and in the hands of large players like CP Foods and Japfa Comfeed. In modern poultry facilities with good farm managers these companies are able to compete with producers all over the world. The other 40% of broilers are produced on small and medium sized independent farms, mainly in open house systems, without too much technology involved. The Indonesian government stimulates these smaller enterprises, but a lack of knowledge… Read more
21 August 2017
The Agriculture Ministry launched on Monday two new varieties of paddy seeds — Inpari 42 Agritan GSR and Inpari 43 Agritan GSR — that it claimed were suitable to plant in any weather and more resistant to planthopper infestations. The two varieties, invented by the ministry’s research and development body, are categorized as Green Super Rice (GSR), or paddies with high productivity, and are more environmentally friendly because they need less pesticides, chemical fertilizers and… Read more
8 August 2017
Jakarta - Indonesia and other countries of the South East Asia Region have achieved significant progress in economic development over the past two decades. Nevertheless, Indonesia’s challenges related to undernutrition remain huge. The fact that one of three children under 5 years of age in Indonesia and some countries in South East Asia suffer from stunting, implies that there is inadequate access to diverse and nutritious… Read more
26 June 2017
Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste. As the world’s population grows, farmers will need to produce more and more food. Yet arable acreage cannot keep pace, and the looming food security threat could easily devolve into regional or even global instability. To adapt, large farms are increasingly exploiting precision farming to increase yields, reduce waste, and mitigate the economic and security risks that… Read more
3 July 2017
The Agriculture Ministry revealed that Indonesia is among 25 countries with top food sustainability index list released by Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) and the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU). The list was released following a report on Global Food Security Index. “I received a text message, Indonesia’s agricultural index currently ranks 21st among 113 countries,” said Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman on Monday, July 3. Amran refers to the… Read more
By Umberto Bacchi2 July 2017
International trade in food relies on a small number of key ports, straits and roads, which face increasing risks of disruption due to climate change, a report said. Disruptions caused by weather, conflict or politics at one of those so-called "chokepoints" could limit food supplies and push up prices, the study by British think-tank Chatham House warned.  "The risks are growing as we all trade more with each other and as climate change takes hold," Laura Wellesley, one of the study's… Read more
By Fidelis Satriastanti7 July 2017
Indonesia’s goal of achieving food self-sufficiency, especially for rice, might be in doubt as the country converts agricultural land into coal mining sites, a recent study found. The report, launched in May by the environment NGOs Waterkeeper Alliance and the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), examines the impacts of coal concessions on Indonesia’s rice production at a time when the country is already likely to suffer reduced yields due to climate change. The study concluded that… Read more
8 July 2017
JAKARTA – Indonesia has made significant improvements in food security in the last decade, according to a new Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas published by the government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Food security has improved in most of Indonesia’s 398 rural districts, according to the 2015 Atlas, launched today in Jakarta by Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla and Ertharin Cousin, WFP’s Executive Director. The Atlas says that 15… Read more
15 June 2017
For a Muslim, choosing “Halal”  foods and drinks is a must. The word “Halal” literally means permissible and in translation, it is usually used as lawful. With today’s manufacturing and food production, it is hard to know what goes in the food we eat. Food labeling helps, but not everything is listed, and what is listed is often a mystery. One of which, Indonesian regulations explain that allowable alcohol contents for fermented beverages (naturally exist)… Read more
12 June 2017
Tacca plant or known by the scientific name of Tacca chantrieri was a rare ornamental plant which had the potential as an anti-cancer drug. Tacca was widely used as a traditional medicine in the tropical Asian countries. Chinese and Thailand communities had long used their Rizhoma as the traditional medicine. The contents of the chantriolida, the evelynin, and the taccalonolida which could be used in the cancer cure therapy, because it was toxic to the cancer cells. The flower of… Read more
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