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Indonesia to Discuss How to Continue Biodiesel Programme amid Falling Fuel Prices (17)  2020-05-27
Indonesia's ministry of economic affairs is set to discuss how the country will continue its ambitious biodiesel programme, a ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday. The economic affairs ministry was scheduled to meet on Wednesday to decide the government's next moves to ensure the c..
Indonesia Cuts 2020 Palm Oil Export Outlook by 12% (18)  2020-05-27
Indonesia is likely to export 12% less palm oil in 2020 than previously expected, an official at the country's Estate Crop Fund (BPDP), a government agency in charge of collecting and managing palm oil export levies said on Wednesday. "Right now, it is rather difficult to export as some ..
Indonesia's 'Rice ATMs' Provide Staple amid Corona Crunch (17)  2020-05-27
The global pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet. Now the authorities are rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure greater access for those in need to the essential Asian staple. This month Linda Syafri, a 28-year-old expectant mother was among the man..
Chilibeli raises $10m at Series A to turn Indonesia’s housewives into fresh produce resellers (122)  2020-04-06
Jakarta-based social commerce startup Chilibeli has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Alto Partners, Golden Gate Ventures, Kinesys Group, and Sequoia Capital’s Surge accelerator also participated in the round. Chilibeli is a group-buying net..
Indonesia: Tax incentive scheme to be expanded to cover more sectors (247)  2019-12-05
The government will expand its tax incentive program to cover more business sectors as part of its efforts to attract investment. Government Regulation No. 78/2019, which has been signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and will come into effect on Dec. 13, will increase the number o..
Indonesia gets green light to export tropical fruits to Argentina (496)  2019-09-20
Indonesia has received the green light from the Argentinian government to export its tropical fruits such as mango, banana and mangosteen to the country as part of the two countries’ commitment to double their two-way trade value within the next three years. The Argentinian promise to i..
Indonesia: Drought affects 103,000 ha of rice fields in 100 regencies/cities (585)  2019-07-09
Drought is taking its toll on nearly 103,000 hectares of rice fields in at least 100 regencies and cities across the country after 30 days without rain. Speaking after attending a coordination meeting in Jakarta on Monday, Agriculture Ministry Agriculture Infrastructure Director General Sarwo..
Indonesia wants Philippines import safeguards on coffee mixes lifted (866)  2019-03-15
The Indonesian government is demanding for the Philippines to permanently lift the safeguards on the imports of coffee mixes in exchange for investments in the country. Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano said Indonesia has gone straight to President Duterte to lobby for the removal of th..
Indonesian delegation receives agricultural training in Taiwan (957)  2019-01-04
To implement the Taiwan-Indonesia collaborative project of Modern Agriculture Demo Farm in Karawang (MADFK), the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture has sent a team comprising 30 farmers and officials to Taiwan for a 15-day long training Co-developed by the Indonesia Ministry of Agriculture, Karaw..
Farmers dispute palm oil prosperity claims (1745)  2018-11-03 (1861)
Farmers have challenged claims that the palm oil industry has brought prosperity to smallholders and reduced poverty, as millions still struggle to get land ownership documents and earn enough money to meet their basic needs.  The chairman of the Bogor-based Oil Palm Smallholders Union, Mans..
Indonesia palm oil output seen at multi-year high in Aug., exports lower -survey (1762)  2018-09-20 (1767)
By Bernadette Christina Munthe JAKARTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Indonesia's palm oil production likely rose in August from a month earlier and was at its highest level in at least four years as weather conditions helped cultivation, while exports saw a small dip, a Reuters survey showed. Output of t..
Bulog: Rice Stock Sufficient until July 2019 (1683)  2018-09-19 (2008)
The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) director Budi Waseso said the rice stock is sufficient until July 2019 and no import is needed.  “Based on calculations done by the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), police, and experts last night at 11 p.m, we don’t need to import rice..
Indonesia ready to produce agricultural entrepreneurs (1854)  2018-09-10 (2820)
The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, through the Agricultural Human Resources Counseling and Development Agency (BPPSDMP), is ready to produce graduates, with entrepreneurial orientation in agriculture. Ministry`s Head for Agricultural Human Resources Momon Rusmono remarked here on Monday th..
Australia, Indonesia agree on stronger ties in grains sector (1467)  2018-09-03 (1861)
Australia and Indonesia concluded negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement or IA-CEPA on Friday, which will allow Australian farmers to export 500,000 mt/year of tariff-free feed grains to Indonesia. Under the new agreement, Australia will gain access ..
US eyes wider market in Indonesia for agriculture products (1274)  2018-07-19
The United States has eyed a wider market to export its agriculture products to Southeast Asia, with Indonesia as the hub, as it is the largest economy in the region, by sending an agriculture trade mission to Jakarta from July 16 to 19. "We are looking at all market for two-way trade. We ar..
Indonesia says scrapping plans to bring back soybean import tax (1116)  2018-07-11
Indonesia’s trade minister said the country is scrapping plans to bring back an import tax on soybeans, ahead of a meeting to persuade U.S. officials to keep the Southeast Asian nation on a list of countries that receive preferential trade terms. Indonesia, which buys most of its soybeans f..
Russia offers corn to Indonesia (1175)  2018-06-18
The Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Ludmila Vorobieva recently had a meeting with Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman, discussing agriculture trade between the two countries. Of the discussion, Ms Vorobieva offered Russian corn to Indonesia. However, Mr Sulaiman told med..
Indonesia Must Diversify Its Staple Food to Ensure Food Security for All: UN (1187)  2018-06-15
Indonesia must implement policies aimed at diversifying its staple foods and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to ensure the right to food for all, a United Nations representative said. Data compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture shows that Indonesia will consume an estimated 33.8 ..
Indonesia ups use of corn hybrid seed (1103)  2018-06-14
Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture is aiming for the country’s corn production to reach 33.13 million tonnes in 2025. This is a 40.5% increase from 2016’s production. To achieve this target, the ministry through its Agriculture Research and Development Agency will provide 40% (16,..
Indonesia’s new bill targets illegal fishing vessel owners (1182)  2018-06-06
The owners of ships engaged in illegal fishing in Indonesia could finally face criminal justice under proposed amendments to the country’s fisheries law, as the government seeks to foster a sustainable industry in one of the world’s richest fisheries. The bill of amendments submitted ..
Indonesia maize import reaches 2.3 million tons, an incease of 23% (2377)  2015-09-30
Central Bureau of Statistics reported that during January-August 2015, Indonesia imported 2,385 tons of maize, an increase of 23% from 1,827 tons in the same period in 2014.   Source: www://, 25 September 2015   Res..
Minister of Agriculture secures 350,000 ha of land for livestock investment in Indonesia (2470)  2015-09-30
To promote investment on beef cattle farming, the Minister of Agriculture will secure 350,000 ha of land located in Kalimantan, Merouke, and South East Sulawesi.   Source: www://, 18 September  2015   Researched and summari..
Jakarta beef retailers hold strike against high beef price (2713)  2015-08-10
Due to reduced import quota on beef, the price of beef has reached a record high of  USD 10.3/kg.  In response to this situation, retailers in Jakarta are striking and asking the government to relax beef import quota.   Source:
Indonesia temporarily stops corn imports (2309)  2015-08-10
Corn production is predicted to reach a surplus of 3 million tons in 2015.  To protect the interest of local corn farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture has temporarely banned corn imports.  This policy has raised some concerns to importers since around 400,000 tons of corn is being shipp..
President Joko Widodo Issued Presidential Decree No.71/2015 in Indonesia (2318)  2015-06-23
Core content : To stabilize supply and prices of the basic and strategic commodities, on June 15 2015, the government issued a decree on controlling storage and prices of the basic and strategic commodities.   The decree regulates: (a)  prohibition of private sectors to accumulate stock of..
Indonesian Government Regulation on Food Security and Nutrition (2237)  2015-04-21
To follow up the implementation of Food Law No.18/2012, the State Secretariat released the Government Regulation No.17/2015 on Food Security and Nutrition on 19 March 2015.   Source: the State Secretariat, March 19, 2015 (Research and summarized by Dr. Tahlim Sudaryanto) ..
Special Authority to Manage Palm Oil Fund in Indonesia (2328)  2015-04-13
A US$ 50/ton of exported CPO will be used to finance palm oil development (CPO Supporting Fund, CSF).  The fund will be managed by a special authority which is currently under assessment by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of Indonesia. Source: Press release of the Coordinating..
Indonesia’s Ministry Agriculture Releases New Strategic Plan (2840)  2015-04-13
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has officially released the new Strategic Plan of 2015-2019.  The document will serve as an umbrela for formulating policy and programs for all work units within MoA and other stakeholders.   Sources:  Press release of the Ministry of Agric..
Permit of 945,000 Tons of Raw Sugar Import Granted in Indonesia (2223)  2015-03-26
The Ministry  of Trade has issued the permit to import 945,000 tons of raw sugar for the period of April-June 2015.  The quantity of import permitted is larger than the quantity permitted during previous quarter to anticipate the higher demand during this coming ramadhan month in June 2015..
President signed Purchase Price of Rice Decree in Indonesia (2286)  2015-03-26
According to Presidential Decree No.5/2015, the government’s purchase price of rice has increased by 12.1 % from IDR 3,300/kg to IDR 3,700/kg (at the farmgate).  Likewise, the price of dried rice has been increased by 10.7% from IDR 4,200/kg to IDR 4,650/kg at the BULOG (National Logistic..
Rice production in 2014 (preliminary estimate) is predicted to decrease by 0.63% in Indonesia (2566)  2015-03-02
Core content :  Rice production in 2014 (preliminary estimate) is predicted to reach 70.83 million mt, or decrease by 0.63 compared to 2013 figure. The decline was due to a decrese in harvested area (0.30%) and a decrese in yield (0.33%)   Sources : Press Release Central Bureau of ..
Downward trend on natural rubber price in the world market, ITRC controls excess supply in Indonesia (3706)  2015-02-27
The 24th Meeting of the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) in Bandung, Indonesia on 27 February 2015 concluded that member countries should control excess supply to reverse a downward trend of natural rubber price in the world market.    Sources : Press Release Ministry o..