Jakarta – A lecturer at IPB University, the state-run agricultural university based in Bogor, West Java, has suggested an idea for building regional food security amid the coronavirus r
Farming & Agriculture
October 22, 2020
October 20, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesia is seeing a rise in agriculture exports as its coffee, vegetables and fruits are in demand overseas despite declining global trade.
October 14, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Agriculture companies PT Petrokimia Gresik, PT Astra Agro Lestari and PT Rukan are ramping up their use of technology to streamline business and overc
October 6, 2020
Yulia Savitri, Palembang – The government's food estate program in South Sumatra could harm the environment, as an estimated 26,000 hectares of forest zones might be converted into farm
Jack Board, Dili – When Filipe da Costa started to learn about the health of his nation, he was confused.
October 5, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government has unveiled its strategies to cut down the dependence on imported salt, in an attempt to protect the local salt farmers.
October 1, 2020
September 25, 2020
Yunindita Prasidya, Jakarta – Indonesia's coffee producers and farmers are calling for support, including financing and product absorption, to weather the pandemic's dire effects on ups
September 23, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The government has determined that the country's food estate will be primarily developed in Central Kalimantan and North Sumatra, bringing the program clos
September 17, 2020
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Growth in demand for Indonesian palm oil this year will be driven by domestic consumption as exports drop amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Indonesi
September 15, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesian agricultural exports could be "potential winners" in the pandemic as they recorded annual growth despite the downturn in global trade, acco
September 14, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra – The government is set to develop 30,000 hectares into farmland in Humbang Hasundutan regency, North Sumatra by next month as the Agr
September 5, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The country's emerging millennial farmers are striving to weather the COVID-19 outbreak that has impacted the agriculture sector, with many relying on
September 1, 2020
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesia's farming ministry has ordered breeders to cull millions of chickens and reduce the number of hatching eggs to control a slump in poultry prices, the minis
August 15, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Higher consumer demand for sustainable palm oil propels producers to pursue ecolabels, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Production, or
August 8, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesian agriculture has emerged as a buttress against the pandemic's impact on the economy this year, supported by the resilience of farmers and t
July 23, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Indonesia's exports of horticultural products such as fruit, vegetables and spices to Japan remain uncompetitive because of high prices, officials have said.
July 14, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is set to oversee the development of the national food estate program, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has said.
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government is planning to develop 30,000 hectares (ha) of farmland in Humbang Hasundutan district, North Sumatra, next year in an effort to secur
July 6, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government brought forward the rice-planting season this year to ensure sufficient supply, and it now estimates a harvest of 12.5 million to 15 m
June 19, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Oil palm smallholders have suffered losses during the ongoing health crisis from the falling price of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and pandemic-related
June 11, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed the Public Works and Housing Ministry to expand the government's food-estate program by developing 165,000 hecta
June 6, 2020
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The government claims it has ensured there will be a sufficient supply of food to avoid a potential food crisis following the COVID-19 outbreak.
June 5, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesian farmers suffered losses in May as low prices and supply chain disruptions hit the sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 4, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The government is devising plans to ensure food security in the country after the coronavirus pandemic has passed, as the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FA