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Indonesia | 15 June 2016
Indonesia looks to tap agriculture’s tech potential

Government and private initiatives are set to broaden agriculture’s contribution to economic growth and boost smallholder operations by encouraging the use of more advanced technology in the farming s...


Indonesia | 26 May 2016
Cattle export ban linked to rise in refugees from Indonesia

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce suggested the then Labor government’s suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011 contributed to a surge in asylum seekers arriving in Austra...


Indonesia | 20 April 2016
Indonesian ambassador expects beef consumption to double

Beef consumption in Indonesia is set to more than double as the middle class continues to grow and country's government encourages people to eat more meat. The Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, H...


Indonesia | 21 March 2016
City on alert for bird flu after fowl deaths

Health authorities in Jakarta conducted a mass culling of poultry in Cilandak, South Jakarta over the last few days after finding that some of the birds tested positive for avian flu. Officials fro...


Indonesia | 18 February 2016
Indonesia government to invest more in livestock ships

The Indonesian Government is pushing ahead with its domestic cattle shipping program, ordering another seven ships to be built this year. The government launched the nation's first subsidised cattl...


Indonesia | 9 February 2016
Cattle set to sail in April: Indonesia to extend validity of cattle import permits

The live cattle trade is upbeat following indications that Indonesia will extend the validity of cattle import permits from three months to four months. There was growing concern within the industr...


Indonesia | 28 January 2016
Indonesia to import cattle from other countries to reduce reliance on Australia

Indonesia could begin importing cattle from countries that have foot and mouth disease as part of a new economic stimulus package aimed at lowering beef prices and reducing its reliance on Australia. ...


Indonesia | 25 January 2016
Indonesian Government scraps controversial cattle tax

The Indonesian Government will scrap its controversial 10 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on imported cattle following butcher strikes and mounting pressure from consumers and livestock industry repres...


Indonesia | 6 January 2016
Indonesia prepares rural flood defenses to protect crops

Indonesia is bolstering its rural flood defenses to help farmers protect crops from monsoon waters and the La Nina weather pattern, its agriculture minister said on Wednesday. Indonesia is a top pr...


Indonesia | 3 November 2015
Indonesia dairy - a challenging "dark horse"

Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other markets in south-east Asia, suggesting Indonesia could beco...


Indonesia | 8 October 2015
Indonesia sets stimulus measures for farmers

Indonesia unveiled new measures to prop up a faltering economy, giving companies a break on energy costs and planning a safety net for the Southeast Asian nation’s millions of farmers. The moves We...


Indonesia | 12 August 2015
Indonesia raises cattle imports as beef prices soar

Indonesia will issue permits to import another 50,000 cattle, the government said, after beef prices soared and butchers went on strike following a decision to dramatically reduce shipments from Austr...


Indonesia | 1 July 2015
Live cattle exporters still waiting for permits from Indonesia

The live cattle trade to Indonesia is in limbo, with exporters unable to ship any more cattle because the Indonesian Government has not yet issued permits for the third quarter (Q3). After a franti...


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 ...