News from Indonesia

23-05-2014 02:44 AM
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 w...
09-05-2014 02:07 AM
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 Stat...
03-03-2014 02:27 AM
Jakarta's investment beef
Jakarta has turned up the heat on Australia to make a stronger financial commitment to business growth in Indonesia after a big fall in investment las...
14-02-2014 00:47 AM
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 ha...
06-02-2014 05:30 AM
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 ...
12-12-2013 08:00 AM
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 co...
11-12-2013 10:30 AM
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...
10-10-2013 07:31 AM
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 monop...
03-10-2013 01:38 AM
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 dema...
20-09-2013 08:18 AM
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 iss...
12-09-2013 02:14 AM
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 ha...
12-09-2013 02:06 AM
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 respons...
04-09-2013 01:41 AM
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 re...
02-09-2013 01:30 AM
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, A...
26-08-2013 02:20 AM
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 disa...
16-08-2013 03:45 AM
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 capa...
07-08-2013 01:47 AM
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 le...
01-08-2013 01:19 AM
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 ...
31-07-2013 03:00 AM
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-suffici...
26-07-2013 02:42 AM
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 ...
23-07-2013 02:16 AM
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 t...
08-07-2013 01:39 AM
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 Ministe...
02-07-2013 11:44 AM
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 ...
18-06-2013 09:07 AM
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 Ru...
04-06-2013 13:38 PM
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 rur...
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. Jambi city’s...
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. But...
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...