14-05-2013 10:00 AM
Indo quota increase on the cards
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has welcomed the Indonesian government's talk of a possible increase in the live cattle import quota. How...
21-03-2013 09:31 AM
Poultry industry safe despite AI outbreak
The emergence of a new type of avian influenza (AI) in Central Java at the end of 2012 has spread throughout Java recently. Until today, more than 300...
01-03-2013 08:55 AM
Harvest failure in Jambi due to flooding
More than 1,300 hectares or 25 percent of total agricultural land in Jambi City, have suffered harvest failure due to severe flooding.
02-02-2013 17:28 PM
Farmers asked to boost fruit quality
The central government’s policy to halt the importation of several varieties of fruit and vegetables would be a “challenge” for local farmers, who wou...
30-01-2013 09:48 AM
26 farmers arrested for violent protests
Twenty six farmers have been arrested in connection with violent protests in Palembang, South Sumatra, police confirmed on Wednesday. Police arrested ...
14-01-2013 07:55 AM
New avian flu not bioterrorism, commission says
An official at the National Commission on Zoonosis Control has been forced to explain himself after creating a public scare by linking the recent outb...
11-01-2013 07:28 AM
Indonesia plans to subsidise dairy cattle feed
This year, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture plans to run a pilot project of subsidies for dairy cattle feed.
The Director General of Livestoc...
05-10-2012 09:29 AM
Indonesia may impose 20pc wheat flour import tariff
Indonesia could slap a tariff of 20 percent on imports of wheat flour within less than three months, an industry association said on Friday, as Asia's...
21-09-2012 08:31 AM
Indonesia refuses to budge on banned cattle
Indonesia's agriculture minister is refusing to budge on the banning of more than 11,000 Australian breeding cattle in a new trade dispute between the...
12-09-2012 08:26 AM
Asian economies seek food security to boost growth
Where the next meal will come from is not a worry for the participants in the Summer Davos in Tianjin, China, where delicious fare is on offer.
15-08-2012 07:42 AM
Indonesia considering FMD zone system for importing beef
Reports in Indonesian media suggest the government is considering major changes to its regulations on importing frozen beef and live cattle, because o...
22-06-2012 12:08 PM
Three Indonesians receive French honour in agricultural sector
Three Indonesian officials will be awarded the “Chevalier dans L’Ordre du Merite Agricole” honor for their role and services in the agriculture sector...
06-06-2012 09:14 AM
Indonesian farmers reaping social media rewards
Indonesia is an economy on the move these days - and fast becoming one of the most technology-savvy countries in Asia.
Just look at the facts - Ind...
06-06-2012 09:00 AM
2000 protest against import restrictions
Calls for the Indonesian Government to revisit its beef import policies are growing stronger with an estimated 2000 people rallying outside Indonesia&...
28-05-2012 07:24 AM
ILE installs CCTV in Indonesian abattoirs
One of the cattle export companies identified by the Department of Agriculture as breaching welfare standards in Indonesia, is taking its own welfare ...
18-05-2012 06:56 AM
Farmers produce biogas for energy
Farmers in Central Java have started to produce biogas processed from animal dung to meet their electricity needs.
The Group Association of Farmers...
14-05-2012 07:18 AM
Govt tightens grip on horticulture imports
The Trade Minister has issued a new regulation to restructure horticulture imports following the implementation of the limitation of import gateways f...
27-04-2012 07:44 AM
Indonesia halts US beef imports
Indonesia says it is suspending imports of U.S beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in an American dairy cow.
Vice Agriculture Minister ...
04-04-2012 07:59 AM
Indonesia increases cattle import permits
Cattle producers in the Northern Territory are relieved that Indonesia has doubled the number of Australian cattle imports for the next three months.
28-03-2012 08:01 AM
Indonesian beef demand set for growth
Federal agriculture minister Joe Ludwig has returned from Indonesia saying he is confident that Australian livestock producers will benefit from futur...
27-03-2012 08:43 AM
Bird flu kills Indonesian teen
A 17-year-old has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the country’s sixth fatality from the virus so far this year.
21-03-2012 07:31 AM
Jakarta to maintain Aussie beef import cut
Indonesia will press ahead with the cut in Australian cattle imports it announced last year after Canberra’s snap suspension of live trade, but ...
12-03-2012 08:12 AM
Retailers say beef shortage is hurting
Indonesian beef retailers say they are struggling to source enough beef to meet the nation’s demand.
09-02-2012 07:34 AM
Suspected bird flu patient dies in Bandung
After being isolated for more than 30 hours, a 37-year-old paperboy, SA, suspected of being infected with bird flu died on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the...
30-01-2012 09:14 AM
Bird flu fears in Indonesia
Despite lingering fears about the spread of bird flu in the country with the world’s highest number of fatalities from the deadly avian influenz...
24-01-2012 07:23 AM
Indonesian farmers: Crisis as usual
Ask a small farmer in Indonesia about the impact of the global financial crisis on his daily life and he will answer, "Crisis? What crisis?"...
24-01-2012 07:19 AM
Indonesia seeks big boost for rice crop
Indonesia, the world’s third-largest rice consumer, wants to increase domestic production of the grain by 10 million metric tons, Agriculture Mi...
20-01-2012 07:18 AM
Indonesia reports second bird flu death
Indonesia on Friday reported its second human death from bird flu this year, with the death of a five-year-old girl who recently lost her relative to ...
12-01-2012 10:02 AM
Indonesia cuts boxed beef import permits
Australia’s largest beef exporter is urging Australia to keep talking with Indonesia about the cattle and beef trade.
11-01-2012 08:57 AM
Latest bird flu death puts Jakarta on alert
The recent death of a man from Sunter, North Jakarta, from bird flu has put the country on alert...
11-01-2012 08:51 AM
Indonesia starts to slash cattle import
Indonesian Agriculture Minister Suswono Arsyaf said on Tuesday that the government has started reducing live...
18-10-2011 09:09 AM
Bird flu likely enters through Lombok
Four residents of Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, are under intensive treatment at the isolation rooms of West Nusa Tenggara hospital as they are ...
10-10-2011 09:44 AM
Bali confirms two cases of bird flu
Bali officials are on alert again after two children at Denpasar’s Sanglah General Hospital were diagnosed with the H5N1 strain of avian influen...
05-10-2011 09:41 AM
Indonesia may sell more palm oil to China
Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil supplier, may increase sales to China and India after export taxes were cut for refined products...
15-06-2011 08:56 AM
Nestle to invest $200m in Indonesia dairy plant
Swiss beverage giant Nestle has announced that the company is planning to invest $200m in Indonesia to set up a dairy product plant.
13-04-2011 08:55 AM
Indonesia releases import permits for Australian cattle
The Indonesian Government has issued a new round of import permits, which will dictate how many Australian cattle can be sent there over the next thre...
06-04-2011 08:57 AM
US expects to boost cooperation in agriculture
The United States hopes to seek new business opportunities and enhance bilateral cooperation with Indonesia by sending an agribusiness, trade and inve...
04-04-2011 08:53 AM
Sumatra on alert as bird flu comes back
The sudden death of thousands of chickens has been reported in several cities on Sumatra Island over the past several months, Indonesia’s Antara...
26-03-2011 13:04 PM
Bird Flu Returns to Bali
New cases of the H1N1 "Bird Flu" virus have reappeared in Bali’s capital of Denpasar...
23-03-2011 08:56 AM
Beef supply in Indonesia set to dry up
The Indonesian government has been criticised over a decision to uphold import restrictions on beef products...
07-03-2011 07:34 AM
Govt boosts agricultural productivity
Coordinating Minister for the Economy Hatta Rajasa is encouraging a total agricultural productivity improvement.
05-02-2011 07:45 AM
Govt allocates Rp 158.6bn to treat rabies
The government has allocated a total of Rp 158.6 billion (approximately US$17.6 million) to curb the spread of rabies over the next two years.
02-02-2011 09:00 AM
Avian flu reappears in South Sumatra
Avian flu outbreaks in Prabumulih and Palembang in South Sumatra have prompted the municipalities’ governments to call for a mass culling of ani...
02-02-2011 08:55 AM
Indonesia makes startling admission on forests
Indonesia admitted Tuesday that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on Borneo island...
27-01-2011 08:40 AM
Indonesian farmers spot mysterious 'crop circle'
Local residents were on guard, the Indonesian Air Force used a helicopter to inspect the site...
10-01-2011 08:13 AM
Bad weather may slash coffee production
Indonesia’s coffee exporters estimate that coffee production would decrease by 8.3 percent to about 550,000 tons this year...
24-12-2010 09:37 AM
Govt allocates Rp 3t for food security
The government, through the Agriculture Ministry, plans to allocate Rp 3 trillion (US$333 million) to strengthen food security next year...
22-12-2010 10:10 AM
Govt mulls covering crop failures
The government says it may compensate farmers for crop failures, according to an official from Office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy.
16-12-2010 08:27 AM
Avian flu deadliest in the world
The number of deaths from avian flu in Indonesia is the highest worldwide, due to a slow response rate and surveillance challenges, say specialists.
30-11-2010 20:29 PM
Sumatran elephants 'poisoned for damaging crops'
The elephants, aged two to four years old, were found dead in an oil-palm plantation in a village in Riau province on Sumatra island on Friday, accord...