Vindry Florentin, Jakarta – The Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) announced that it is relying on the national food estate program to increase agriculture productivity in 2021 despite
Farming & Agriculture
January 21, 2021
January 17, 2021
Kadir Ruslan, Jakarta – In Indonesia, tofu-tempeh is a story of folk food with a flavor of imports.
January 14, 2021
Sebastian Partogi, Jakarta – Institutional problems have hampered sustainable food systems in Indonesia, making it hard for the country to provide adequate nutrition for people across t
January 6, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police Headquarters (Mabes Polri) issued a firm warning against soybean importers that has contributed to the recent scarcity of tofu and
November 30, 2020
Markus Makur, East Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara – Maria Sedis was picking ripe chilies grown on a plot of land belonging to Santo Robertus Bellarminus Tilir Parish in the East Manggara
November 27, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesian palm oil companies have pledged not to open new palm oil plantations as they come to terms with the government's decision to put a moratorium tw
November 26, 2020
November 25, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government is ramping up sugar production and working to attract more investment in the industry to prevent a shortage of the commodity and price
November 20, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has urged businesses to partner with 2 million independent farmers by 2023 to improve their productivity, as Indonesia
November 16, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government plans to develop food barns and facilitate collaboration between state-owned and Jakarta-owned enterprises to secure rice stocks amid f
November 11, 2020
David Webster – "We hear the voice of the farmers," explains the acting director of Raebia, an organization in Timor-Leste working for sustainable agricultural development.
October 27, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Experts and environmentalists are raising concerns over the government's food estate project in Central Kalimantan.
Jakarta – Urban farming is currently on the rise in Indonesia as people across the country are forced to spend more time at home in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
October 22, 2020
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
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