26 May 2020
Indonesia made history just two years ago by reaching the milestone of a single-digit poverty rate for the first time since its independence in 1945. The percentage of those below the poverty line – with incomes of less than US$2.50 per day – fell below 10 percent (9.82 percent) at the national level for the first time in March 2018. Following the COVID pandemic, there is concern that… Read more
By Dyaning Pangestika12 April 2020
As people across the country are forced to stay inside their homes to flatten Indonesia’s COVID-19 curve, many seek solace in urban farming amid the waves of bad news of increasing deaths and infections by the disease. One of them is Asmara Wreksono, a Jakarta-based media professional who has recently started indulging in urban farming. Since she started to go on self-isolation due to… Read more
18 January 2020
Does organic farming have a future in Indonesia? In many developing countries, organic agriculture is still met with skepticism. Critics argue that it is inefficient, requiring more land than conventional agriculture to yield the same amount of food. As result prices are higher. If people cannot afford regular food, how would they be able to pay for organic food? Proponents of organic… Read more
16 January 2020
Four members of the Environment Care Women’s Group (KPPL) Maju Bersama in Pal VIII village, Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu, walked slowly through the Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) to look for food. The four women – Purwani, Herawati, Liswanti, and Lisnawati – looked carefully through the bushes in the park’s traditional utilization zone in search… Read more
14 January 2020
Indonesia's food security performance is good, despite vulnerabilities to natural-resource shortages and climate change, according to the 2019 Global Food Security Index. Read more: Read more
16 January 2020
Indonesia is rich with diverse delicacies from hundreds of cuisines. It is a vast culinary wealth that we could liken to the Silk Road, and which must be preserved as a world cultural heritage.We should be grateful to the culinary communities that have been cropping up on social media for their efforts in promoting local foods. Read… Read more
11 November 2019
Indonesia has been known for centuries as an agricultural hub with an abundant crop potential, but it must improve its agricultural research to boost productivity and food security for its large and growing population. According to a study conducted by the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS), rice consumption in Indonesia will increase to 99.55 kg per capita by 2045 from 97.6 kg per… Read more
12 November 2019
In a recent report, it was found that 22 million people in Indonesia suffered from chronic hunger between the years 2016 and 2018.  The report also acknowledged that there was strong growth in Indonesia’s agricultural sector and the country’s overall economy over the past several decades. Despite significant strides in the sector, however, many people across the country are still… Read more
2 August 2019
Experts have urged the government to boost efforts in managing food supplies following warnings that this year’s prolonged dry season may impact the availability of certain commodities and ultimately, consumer prices. Food commodities have consistently been the largest contributor to increases in consumer prices in Indonesia, given that a large portion of household spending accounts for more… Read more
17 July 2019
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has alerted Indonesia to the migration of the fall armyworm. In a release made available to The Jakarta Post, the FAO describes the fall armyworm as an insect pest that could “infest and damage or destroy fields of corn and other crops, literally overnight.” According to the FAO, the fall armyworm originates in the… Read more
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