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World News: Indonesia
Indonesia | 28 October 2014
Live export industry sues government over Indonesian cattle trade suspension

People and businesses working in the live cattle export trade have launched a class action lawsuit against the federal government over its temporary ban of the trade to Indonesia in 2011. The class...


Indonesia | 26 September 2014
Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

They are the size of a pinhead and don’t even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature’s SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy on...


Indonesia | 25 August 2014
Indonesia in talks to resume poultry shipments to Japan

Indonesian trade officials are currently in talks with their Japanese counterparts over the possibility of resuming poultry exports to the East Asian country, which were halted in early 2004 following...


Indonesia | 23 May 2014
Govt to build reservoirs for farmland

The Public Works Ministry plans to build three reservoirs in Bima district, West Nusa Tenggara with a holding capacity of 60 million cubic meters of water. The Raba Baka Complex dams would be able ...


Indonesia | 9 May 2014
U.S. requests WTO talks with Indonesia on livestock

Steps taken by Indonesia to change licensing requirements that impede imports of certain U.S. agricultural goods do not go far enough, the United States Trade Representative said on Thursday. USTR ...


Indonesia | 14 February 2014
Bird flu outbreaks hits Java as thousands of poultry die

A fresh bird-flu outbreak has hit Trenggalek regency, East Java, where thousands of birds were found dead in Pakis village, Durenan district. Tests have confirmed the deaths were due to infection by a...


Indonesia | 6 February 2014
Cattle exporters not subject to Indonesia's breeder plan

The live export industry says Indonesia's plan to import more productive female cattle this year remains an aspiration, not legislation. Late last year, with a view to reduce the country's rising b...


Indonesia | 12 December 2013
Indonesia will keep importing Australian cattle

It’s unlikely Indonesia will halt cattle imports from Australia over the recent spying row, though it does plan to seek alternative sources for the country’s beef supply, the trade minister has said. ...


Indonesia | 11 December 2013
Indonesia calls on cattle importers to halt business with Australia

The Indonesian government has asked cattle importers to stop buying Australian cattle until the two countries resolve their diplomatic problems caused by spying allegations. But Australia’s foreign...


Indonesia | 10 October 2013
Lawmakers to revise law limiting livestock imports

Lawmakers have begun deliberating a revision to the 2009 Animal Husbandry Law to access alternative sources of livestock imports and help reduce monopolistic practices in the sector. Currently, liv...


Indonesia | 3 October 2013
Indonesia lifts quota for Australian live cattle but welfare concerns remain

In the wake of Tony Abbott’s first overseas visit, Indonesia has committed to increase imports of Australian cattle and boxed beef to meet rising demand. The release of import permits by the Indone...


Indonesia | 20 September 2013
Hockey cautious on Indonesia cattle plan

Treasurer Joe Hockey says any decisions on foreign investment will be made on a case-by-case basis, amid growing tension in the coalition over the issue, highlighted by Indonesia's plan to buy up Aust...


Indonesia | 12 September 2013
Indonesia approves plan to buy Australian farmland

The Indonesian government has approved a plan to buy a million hectares of Australian farmland to breed its own cattle. Beef prices in Indonesia have hit record prices over the past year as demand ...


Indonesia | 12 September 2013
Indonesia farmers take action over haze

Indonesian farmers in a province at the center of Southeast Asia's worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday. ...


Indonesia | 4 September 2013
Indonesia scraps quota system for live cattle

The Indonesian Government has reportedly scrapped its quota system for importing live cattle in exchange for a price-based system. Under the new regulation, cattle imports will not be restricted, a...


Indonesia | 2 September 2013
Indo beef goal 'unattainable'

Indonesia's aim to be self-sufficient in beef could devastate the nation's cattle herd unless there is substantial investment in productivity gains, ANZ modelling suggests. In a report to be provid...


Indonesia | 26 August 2013
Indonesia's beef self sufficiency too ambitious

Modelling by the ANZ Bank has shown if Indonesia continues to push for 90 per cent of its beef to be domestically produced, its cattle herd could disappear within eight years. It's a stark picture ...


Indonesia | 16 August 2013
Indonesia running out of cattle, says Trade Minister

Indonesia's Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan says the country will run out of cattle "within three or four years" if it doesn't improve its producing capacity or import more cattle. The Minister made t...


Indonesia | 7 August 2013
Indonesian cattle claims crash

Indonesia's claim that it has been developing a self-sufficient beef industry by restricting imports of Australian cattle is in tatters. Figures leaked from the country's bureau of statistics show ...


Indonesia | 1 August 2013
Indonesia stoush keeps Australian cattle in limbo

About 10,000 breeder cattle from Australia remain locked in Indonesian quarantine facilities because of a dispute over pedigree certification. The cattle have been in limbo for almost a year, after...


Indonesia | 31 July 2013
Indonesia offers new permits to ease beef shortage

When the Indonesian government took offence at Australia's suspension of live cattle exports in 2011 and announced a new policy of ''beef self-sufficiency'', it assured its citizens the local industry...


Indonesia | 26 July 2013
Indonesia govt increases beef supply as prices soar

Millions of Indonesians are feeling the pinch from soaring beef prices during the month of Ramadan. In an effort to bring down prices, the government has tasked the State Logistics Agency with bringin...


Indonesia | 23 July 2013
Indonesia dumps beef import quota

There are credible reports today that Indonesia will remove its annual quota restrictions for beef imports altogether, opening the door to increased trade with Australia. The Australian Government ...


Indonesia | 8 July 2013
Australia offers $60m for Indonesia's cattle industry

The Australian meat export industry still has no details on boosting trade with Indonesia, despite Kevin Rudd's visit to Jakarta. The Prime Minister announced on Friday night that Australia will sp...


Indonesia | 2 July 2013
Indonesian Ambassador visits Gulf

BOB Katter has called on the state government to sign up to the federal government’s Farm Finance package to help graziers in financial crisis in the State's North West. As he toured North West Que...


Indonesia | 18 June 2013
Indonesia issues early permits for live cattle

Import permits to send cattle to Indonesia in the third quarter have been brought forward and are now available to Australian exporters. Wellard Rural Exports will be the first company to take adva...


Indonesia | 4 June 2013
Cyber extension, a new hope in agriculture and rural development

Recent global issues such as liberalization, privatization, democratization and decentralization determine the policy process for agricultural and rural development. Many parties believed that the ...


Indonesia | 14 May 2013
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. However, Dr McVeigh said no announcement had yet been...


Indonesia | 21 March 2013
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 300,000 dead-duck cases have been reported by farms a...


Indonesia | 1 March 2013
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. Jambi city’s head of agriculture, husbandry, fisheries and for...