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
8 February 2018
Many consider durian a high-cholesterol fruit hence choose to avoid it at all costs. But this opinion is only a myth, according to a nutritionist at Pondok Indah Hospital, Dr. Diana Suganda SpGK. As reported by on Monday, Diana said 100 grams of durian flesh actually contains 0 mg of cholesterol, in addition to 147 calories, 5.33 grams of fat, 1.47 grams of protein, 27 grams of… Read more
13 March 2018
Jakarta - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says Indonesia can reach its goal of achieving high-income status. However, the country must first create greater access to more nutritious foods and invest in human capital in order to do so, the organization said Thursday, March 8. Indonesia`s economy has been growing at a steady pace for many years and the Government… Read more
12 March 2018
Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan has expressed her appreciation of the implementation of agriculture insurance by the Indonesian government, which is rarely implemented in other countries. As stated in a press statement issued by the Agriculture Ministry on Monday, Kadiresan said that based on the experience of other… Read more
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