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  • Bongkoran Farmers : A Grim Face of Indonesia’s Agrarian Reform

    May 28, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Bongkoran farmers of Wongsorejo, Banyuwangi district of East Java, who have occupied lands under the Dutch colonialization in the 10402, found themselves still struggling to get their lands to be recognized by the state nearly five decades later. Tensions between farmers, a local cotton manufacturer and local government continue to mount amid efforts to revive the Agrarian Reform by the Joko Widodo administration. Read full article here.

  • Reducing Rice Dependency, North Maluku Swtiches to Sago for Staple Food

    May 18, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    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.

  • Hydroponic Farming, Entryway to Learning And Behavioral Change

    May 17, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Teachers of 213 State Junior High School of East Jakarta took a different approach to teach their students about natural sciences. The greening initiative quickly shift to learning how to grow their own food and better understanding of how and where food comes from. Helena E. Rea has more.

  • Microplastic: The Invisible Threat

    May 08, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Humans are predicted to be producing up to 12 billion waste by 2050. While each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean. Among this mass waste is microplastic – a plastic with less than five millimeter diameter that is making its way into the human body system. It enters through bottled water, tap water and cosmetics.

  • Again, Hundreds of Pangolins Smuggled into Malaysia

    March 09, 2016 clip Ekuatorial

    North Sumatra Marine Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of pangolins, Wednesday (11/11). These protected animals smuggled by KM Rezeki Abadi GT 5, with Malaysia as the final destination. “All the crew members who are citizens of Belawan cannot show the letters. When checked, we found 103 pangolins,” said Chief of North Sumatra […]

  • KKP Tackles 3,230 Pig-nosed Turtles Smuggling Attempt

    February 18, 2016 clip Ekuatorial

    After thwarting a smuggling attempt of 15 tons of fish, the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP), together with Marine Resources and Fisheries Monitoring Post (PSDKP) of Timika and Timika Resort Police has thwarted another smuggling attempt of pig-nosed turtles (Carettochelys insculpta). “We have secured 3,230 pig-nosed turtles packed in 190 plastic boxes from smuggling […]

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