Indonesia

By Reianne Quilloy and Carlito Balingbing5 June 2017
The swampy land areas of South Sumatera, Palembang are poised to become the next rice granary in Indonesia. Recently, to step up the region’s agricultural productivity, local extension professionals, farmers, and students were trained on the use of laser-assisted land leveling and tractor driving in Palembang. Marto Suwarno, local owner of a 3-hectare rice-corn farm and leader of Gabungan Kelompok Tani (Association of Farmers’ Group) in Mulya Sari village, pointed out a problem… Read more
12 June 2017
Who do not know corn? Food sources that has been targeted to be one of the government's commodities to achieve food self-sufficiency in Indonesia. The national program which has been implemented since 2016 is focused  on rice and corn commodities through Upaya Khusus Tanaman Pangan Padi, Jagung dan Kedelai (Upsus Pajale = Special Efforts in Food Crops Improvement for Rice, Corn and Soybean (Upsus Pajale). Inspired by the government program, a group of students of Agronomy and… Read more
9 June 2017
Rice for the Poor programme, or now known as Welfare Rice, has been implemented by government since 1998. But currently, the government has replaced it with non-cash food aid. Responding to this issue, Department of Social Economic Agriculture of Faculty of Agriculture UGM holds a discussion themed Welfare Rice Policy and Farmer’s Welfare on Tuesday (6/6) at Gadjah Mada University Club. Resource persons attending the event are Prof. Dr. Drs. M. Husein Sawit (Agriculture… Read more
By Hafizh Abdul Aziz5 June 2017
A waste product from tuna production is the source of fish oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids that has not been widely utilized currently. A group of students for Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa bidang Penelitian (PKM-P Student Creativity Program for Research), consisted of Hafizh Abdul Aziz and other four colleagues of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) conducted the study on the utilization of the waste of tuna mata (Thunnus obesus) production for fish oil. The objectives of… Read more
12 March 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia – During her visit to Indonesia, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Kundhavi Kadiresan, met today with the Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman, in order to exchange views on the growing collaboration between FAO and the Government of Indonesia. Kadiresan learned about Indonesia’s efforts in reaching rice self-sufficiency in 2016 through the national UPSUS Program and extended FAO’s appreciation for… Read more
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo says he is optimistic Indonesia will reach self-sufficiency in food production in the next four years as the country has the resources to do so. “The more I learn of the field conditions of our country, the more I’m convinced that in the next four or five years, we’ll be able to achieve the so-called food self-sufficiency, food security and food sovereignty,” Joko said in his opening speech for the Jakarta Food Security Summit 2015 at… Read more
Indonesia has become more resilient when it comes to food security in the last five years, although there is still room for improvements, a top official has said. The United Nations states that food security stands on four pillars, namely availability, access, utilization, and stability of the three previous aspects over time. “I can say that the country’s food security is more resilient now,” Agriculture Minister Suswono said in a special interview on Tuesday. “Food… Read more
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