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Farmers dispute palm oil prosperity claims (379)  2018-11-03 (1285)
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 (451)  2018-09-20 (1277)
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 (342)  2018-09-19 (1513)
TEMPO.CO, Bogor - 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..
Indonesia ready to produce agricultural entrepreneurs (350)  2018-09-10 (1904)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - 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 re..
Australia, Indonesia agree on stronger ties in grains sector (222)  2018-09-03 (1226)
Singapore — 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, Aust..
US eyes wider market in Indonesia for agriculture products (371)  2018-07-19
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - 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 ..
Indonesia says scrapping plans to bring back soybean import tax (250)  2018-07-11
JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) - 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, whic..
Russia offers corn to Indonesia (313)  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 (324)  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 (262)  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 (296)  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% (1656)  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 (1641)  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 (1840)  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 (1544)  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 (1631)  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 (1612)  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 (1680)  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 (1707)  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 (1616)  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 (1639)  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 (1804)  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 (1624)  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..