Indonesia

19 February 2019
In a city where warung (stall) sit on nearly every corner offering a range of delicious, greasy delights from sate ayam (chicken satay) to nasi goreng (fried rice), it can be challenging for busy Jakartans to maintain a diet that is not only healthy but also affordable and tasty. It is no wonder, then, that the number of time-poor Indonesians eating these foods on… Read more
30 January 2019
Mr Supriyono sat on a chair in a packed fast-food restaurant in the city of Ciputat, in Indonesia's Banten province, last Friday evening (Jan 25). He had just finished work at the office and was tucking into a plate of steaming rice, hot fried chicken, a chicken burger and a glass of fresh mocha float atop a plastic tray in front of him. For Mr Supriyono, this meal was the perfect way to… Read more
8 February 2019
It took years of farming before Yustina Jari discovered that planting sorghum in a drought-stricken part of her native Flores Island could help improve the local economy and provide much-needed nutrition for children. She got excited about the benefits of the grain when the Research and Social Development Foundation, a local organization run by lay Catholics, and Oxfam… Read more
3 February 2019
The latest case of obesity in Karawang, West Java, has yet again shed light on Indonesia’s rising obesity problem. Sunarti, 39, used to be around 75 kilograms, but with her unhealthy eating habit, she is now 148 kg. “[I used to stay] in bed and rarely leave the house. If there were any meatball or noodle street vendors passing by, I would buy [their food],” Sunarti… Read more
30 January 2019
A series of events in Jakarta in recent days have placed a welcome focus on Indonesia’s food and land use system.  On Friday, Jan. 25, in commemoration of the National Nutrition Day, the Health Ministry hosted the launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, a global report on how to achieve a healthy global diet and save the planet by 2030. … Read more
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
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