‘We need to counter the image of farming as an unattractive occupation with bleak prospects for young people. If not us, then there is no future for Indonesian agriculture.”
The palm oil industry, long accused of large-scale deforestation, is bracing for another hit to its business: machine lubricants seeping into the world’s most consumed edible oil during processing.
ITS has established an interdisciplinary research centre that will unite research related to agriculture, food and biotechnology.
Concerns that coronavirus could lead to a halt in those shipments has spurred an almost 70% surge in garlic prices in the capital Jakarta in just one week.
China and Indonesia have both used integrated rural development policies as part or their overall poverty-reduction programmes, yet they have achieved two very different outcomes.
The world is facing a major food crisis where both obesity and hunger are rising in the context of rapidly changing environments. Alternative food sources such as seaweed could be a possible solution.