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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 ...)

Dr. Haryono: Planting Calendar Information System will be Effective when it is applied and optimally utilized

(adm/Mar 14, 2012)

Integrated Planting Calendar Information System (Katam) provides prominent information on the potential of cropping patterns, planting time, potential area as well as providing adaptive technology recommendations up to district level throughout Indonesia. This system is operational, and is developed based on climate forecasts per season. It is also possible to be integrated with fertilizer recommendation on seed and integrated pest management (IPM). (more ...)

Sunan Pecan, Rare Plant as Alternative Fuel Sources

(adm/Mar 13, 2012)

LAMONGAN - Deputy Minister of Agriculture Dr. Rusman Heriawan and Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Prof. Widjajono Partowidagdo along with the Presidential Special Staff for Food Safety and Energy Sector Jusuf Wangkar visited Sunan Drajat Islamic boarding school in Pacitan, Lamongan, East Java, on Sunday (3/11/2012). (more ...)

Five Considerations for System Modeling Rice Surplus

(adm/Mar 12, 2012)

BOGOR - In a policy-making, according to the DG of Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) Dr. Haryono, should be based on multi-disciplinary thinking. It includes the System Modeling for the achievement of 10 million tons of rice Surplus in 2014 as well. (more ...)

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