By Lester Wan12 January 2018
Despite soaring obesity and diabetes rates in Indonesia, researchers say there is insufficient information detailing the levels and sources of added sugar intake among the population. Read more. Read more
25 January 2018
Head of Nutrition Studies Program from UHAMKA Leni Sri Rahayu MPH said Indonesia has long faced various nutritional problems. The nutritional problems are such as Protein Energy Deficiency (KEP), Vitamin A Deficiency (KVA), Iodine Deficiency Disorders (GAKY) and Anemia. When the problem of malnutrition has not been overcome, the survey results show obesity prevalence is also increasing. "So… Read more
26 January 2018
Indonesia may be rich in resources but it has yet to prove it is able to feed its children well.  The world’s largest archipelago, which is listed among five countries with the highest number of stunting cases in the world, is currently under the spotlight for a measles outbreak and malnutrition, health issues that have claimed the lives of at least 90 children in Papua. Read more here. Read more
By Prasiddha Gustanto23 September 2017 Read more
21 September 2017
CULTURAL masters from the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia the Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have gathered for a five-day festival to showcase their rich heritage and foster greater friendship and harmony among the region’s diverse peoples. Hundreds of artists and performers are turning out for the inaugural Budayaw 2017 – the BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and… Read more
31 August 2017
Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province, the southern waters of Java Island, and… Read more
By Hayley Dunning14 August 2017
Nearly every coastal country in the world has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture, suggests a new study. Aquaculture is the farming of freshwater and saltwater aquatic organisms, including fish, crustaceans and molluscs such as oysters and mussels. The practice is the fastest-growing food sector, and it is hoped that aquaculture could help address… Read more
By Nurfilzah Rohaidi24 August 2017
Indonesia is under threat of food insecurity and undernutrition, and faces “alarmingly high” stunting levels. In 2007, an estimated 7.7 million children under five were stunted, according to the Food Security Portal. And when climate change is in the picture, things become much more complex. To keep abreast of what’s happening, the President has a platform in his situation room… Read more
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… 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… Read more
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