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TMMD for Rural Areas Agriculture Improvement

(adm/Apr 19, 2012)

JAKARTA - Minister of Agriculture Dr Suswono said that the theme of the Technical Coordination Meeting (Rakornis) 2012 is in accordance with the current agriculture development program, whereas all efforts undertaken also focused on enhancing the people's welfare especially farmers in rural areas. (more ...)

IAARD Appreciated South Borneo’s Provincial Government for the Agriculture Development Support

(adm/Apr 16, 2012)

SOUTH BORNEO – Director General Indonesian Agency for Agriculture Research and Development (DG IAARD) Dr. Haryono thanked the Provincial Government of South Borneo through the Head of South Borneo Agriculture Bureau for the support on the strategic programs of Ministry of Agriculture also for giving the chance for the IAARD’s research centers such as the Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology and Indonesian Wetland Research Institute to take part to support the agricultural development in the province of South Borneo. (more ...)

NM Rice Supports Rice Production Improvement

(adm/Apr 12, 2012)

One of the challenges encountered in efforts to increase rice production in West Kalimantan is how the use of fertilizers can improve the efficiency and productivity of rice is directly related to increasing farmers' income and environmental sustainability. (more ...)

International Seminar : Rice Innovation

(adm/Apr 09, 2012)

Climate change has affected many aspects of agriculture. Extreme weather has caused storm, drought, and flood in some rice production areas. Increasing of sea level caused saline water intrusion to wider rice areas and seriously affected rice cultivation. In addition, an increasing temperature has reported by scientists could reduce the yield of rice crop. Meanwhile, pests and diseases outbreak are faced by farmers and it was also significantly reduced rice yield.

The impact of global climate change has been reported by scientists and mass media that caused declining yield and quality of rice. It is predicted that in 2020 world population would reach 7 million people. At least 237 million people in Indonesia depend on rice as staple food therefore; special efforts have to be addressed to maintain rice production at sufficient level. Rice production should be increased over time to cope with the increasing population growth. Indonesia’s rice production needs to be increased by 2 million tons of milled rice annually.

Therefore, research and development of rice technologies along with dissemination through farmers and related stakeholders need to be intensified. (more ...)

Iaard – Adding up Its Research Professors

(adm/Apr 05, 2012)

Again, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) spawned its research professors earlier on April, 2012 the ceremonial inauguration held in Dr. Sadikin Sumintawikarta Auditorium, Bogor. Three more professors owned by IAARD, Ministry of Agriculture, they are Dr. Ir. Ishak Manti, M.S., Dr. Ir. Sugiono Moeljopawiro, M.Sc., and Dr. Ir. Arief Harsono, M.S. the 98th, 99th and 100th professor. (more ...)

CAPSA: Need a New Approach to Increase Sustainable Food Production

(adm/Mar 23, 2012)

YOGYAKARTA – Representatives of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam as well as international Organizations attended the Eighth Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (ESCAP) subsidiary Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) hosted here from 21 to 22 March by the Government of Indonesia. (more ...)

Dr. Haryono: Tom Cat is Crucial for Farmers, because It Preys Pests

(adm/Mar 21, 2012)

Recently, an outbreak of misterious blisters haunted most East Java residence, which later known caused by tom cat. Within a few weeks the popularity of Tom cat jumped up which ilustrates how panic the people could be. (more ...)

A Simple Way to Multiply Breadfruit

(adm/Mar 20, 2012)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is not only famous as preferrable staple food due to its high level of carbohydrate which can be further processed as starch, but also contains active compound substance which is potential for medicinal usage. (more ...)

Multipurposes Biopesticides-Anti Fungus and Bacteria

(adm/Mar 19, 2012)

Supriadi, a researcher from Indonesian Research Institute for Spices and Medicinal Crops (Balittro) suceedded to make a potion to banish bacteria, fungi and termites which are often found disturbing plants. He named his biopestiside product ‘CESPLENG’. (more ...)

Continue to Optimalized Home yard to achieve Food Self-Sufficiency on a Household Basis

(adm/Mar 16, 2012)

BANGKA BELITUNG - "Optimum utilization of home yard is a must. The optimal utilization of home yard will revive its function to support the achievement of family food security," said East Belitung Regent on a launching of KRPL (Sustainable Food Houses) at Lenggang Village, Gantung District, Bangka Belitung, Thursday (15/3/2012). (more ...)

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