Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Human rights abuses continue to fester in the Indonesian palm oil industry as global brands and financial institutions and investors turn a blind eye to th
Farming & Agriculture
July 13, 2021
July 6, 2021
M Rahim Arza, Hiyung, Indonesia – For the village cultivating Indonesia's most pungent chili pepper, July is a time of prosperity – and potential ruin.
June 28, 2021
Novy Lumanauw, Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is eyeing to lead the world's downstream palm oil industry by 2045, according to the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs on
June 10, 2021
Jakarta (Reuters) – The Indonesian palm oil association (GAPKI) is urging oil palm plantations to tighten Covid-19 protocols in the country's top-producing province of Riau after a surg
May 20, 2021
Kereng Bangkirai, Indonesia – By canoe, it's a 20-minute ride from the nearest village to the last piece of paradise in the heart of Borneo.
April 30, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is eyeing to ramp up their spice exports – particularly to the European Union, or EU – with a new multi-stakeholder platform dedicated to helping
April 2, 2021
Jakarta – The twists and turns between Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi and the Chief Executive Officer of the State Logistics Agency Budi Waseso over the plan to import rice is a result o
April 1, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia once again spoke up against the singling out of palm oil, with the second round discussion on the vegetable oil – between European Union, or EU,
March 26, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi asserted the government would not import rice until June 2021 and called for a halt to lingering arguments on rice imports.
March 24, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ombudsman on Wednesday's press conference announced that it found potential maladministration in the country's 1.5 million tons rice i
March 17, 2021
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The House of Representatives' (DPR) Commission VI member and Deputy Chairman of the Legislation Body (Baleg), Achmad Baidowi, questioned the government's plan to
March 14, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Deputy Chief of House Commission IV, G.
February 11, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia's export levy prevents palm oil from reaping enormous profits from the rising price of crude palm oil, or CPO, plantation giant Astra Agro Lestar
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko acknowledged that the growth of palm oil plantations presented a dilemma.
February 1, 2021
Elena Couper, Jakarta – The Indonesian palm oil industry, the biggest in the world, has suffered disruption during Covid-19.
January 21, 2021
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
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