Two decades of illegal gold mining in Jambi has led to the destruction of thousands of rice fields and mercury contamination in its rivers.
Youth behind push for climate adaptation in East Flores
Farmers in East Flores no longer rely on cocoa to fulfill their basic needs. The youth are raising awareness, advocating adaptation to climate change.
Cattle ranching may threaten karts ecosystem, water resources in Aru, Indonesia
Development of large-scale cattle ranching in Trangan, the largest island in Indonesia’s South Aru district, may threaten its water resources.
Dedhy Trunoyudho: Food waste has a bad impact on the environment
A local food bank aims to realize a hunger-free nation and hopes to pave the way for an ecosystem that supports the establishment of a national food bank.
Charles Toto: The forest is a cashless market for Papuans
Jungle Chef, Charles Toto explains how his ways of cooking using ingredients harvested from the forest is a way to preserve Papuan food culture and conserve the province’s lush rainforests.
Anggalia Putri: The government must be transparent about its food estate program
The government includes the food estate program in the 2020-2024 National Strategic Program. The Sustainable Madani Foundation pushes for a common definition of food estate, open planning, and optimization of existing agricultural land.
Greening Initiatives Thrive in Bengkala Village, North Bali
Husband and wife, Gede Kresna and Ayu Gayatri, built Rumah Intaran, an eco-house that developed into a learning studio for students and farmers to learn about green architecture, green living and green farming. Anita Syafitri Arif has more.
Reducing Rice Dependency, North Maluku Swtiches to Sago for Staple Food
North Maluku administration is gearing up to leave its dependence on rice and switch to sago, its local food. The local government is planning to reinforce the consumption sago through policies and technology. A move that was met with enthusiasm by local people who are struggling to keep up with the rising price of rice. Read full report here.
Indonesia’s biggest sago plant kicks off operation
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened the largest sago plant in Indonesia on Friday. The plant will be operated by state-owned forestry firm Perum Perhutani and the plant could boost sago production for domestic needs and exports. The plant, located in Kais, West Papua, officially started its operations on Jan 1, Antara news agency reported on […]
Diver Finds Dead Shark in Raja Ampat
In addition to becoming an exotic diving spot, the Raja Ampat national park in West Papua, is also known as a place where fishermen hunt sharks for its fins. On Saturdy last week, a dive master in Raja Ampat discovered a dead grey shark without its fins. Hananta, a senior diver and member of the […]