Fintech is playing an important role in helping digital entrepreneurs tap into growth opportunities in Indonesia’s developing communities some new research shows.
A year passed, and everything seemed to be okay—until one day in September 2019, my fellow villager, Syarif, could not hold his temper after finding out his priceless rubber plantation had been cleared by bulldozers without his consent.
When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, it devastated industries such as fisheries. However, PAIR research shows seaweed farming in Indonesia is booming during the pandemic. Read more
Women in informal work have proven to be resilient, as they faced challenges head on while navigating the intricacies of traditional gender roles that call for them to be caretakers and housewives.
The Indonesian House of Representatives plans to draft a bill that will criminalise the activities of producing, selling and buying, distributing, drinking and storing alcoholic beverages.
Jason Gunawan’s lockdown was unique. The Indonesian restaurateur shifted his family from Jakarta to Melbourne, a second home of sorts where he spent much of his childhood and uni days. Two months of disruption, they thought.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income using ground-breaking, cloud-based technologies, machine learning and advanced analytics.
The proportion of agricultural workers has increased during the pandemic, but the sector’s contribution to GDP has remained the same at 13 percent, which risked the sector’s overall productivity.
When “Indonesian food” is mentioned, most foreigners would probably think of ubiquitous staples like nasi goreng and nasi padang. But Indonesian cuisine is extremely diverse, thanks to the country’s geographical expanse and over 600 ethnic groups, said celebrity chef Renatta Moeloek.
Environmental disasters are not unusual for Indonesia, but in the first three weeks of the new year the country recorded 185. And environmentalists say forest destruction and climate change are impacting their severity.
The Indonesian Government is reportedly looking to Mexico as an alternate source of live cattle, after Australian cattle hit record prices and Jakarta meat sellers go on strike.
Even before coronavirus, Bali had a major problem with poverty. Beyond the tourist centres many families struggle to make ends meet. Food is limited, healthcare basic and education a prized possession.
Indonesia’s fishermen say foreign vessels trawling illegally in the North Natuna Sea have become bolder, and are calling on the government to step up patrols and to sink or seize such boats.
The Indonesian government is forging ahead with a plan to create huge national food estates in the provinces of North Sumatra and Central Kalimantan despite concern from scientists over their viability.