Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Agriculture

Aquaculture in adversity

The true costs of prawn farming are starting to show in Java

Eager to work

The value of children’s paid work on Lombok’s tobacco plantations presents a challenge to emotive arguments for the wholesale banning of child labour

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

Land titles do not equal agrarian reform

Activists split with Indonesia’s government over whether land registration helps the rural poor

The trouble with oil palm

Conflicts between villagers and plantation companies in Sumatra are still unresolved

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Dayak anger ignored

MICHAEL DOVE traces Dayak unhappiness to inequities in state development.

Pesticide policy in Indonesia

What sort of attempt is being made to control the use of pesticides?

Genetic modification

Farmers illustrate their understanding of GM

Snakefruit -n- seaweed

Bali’s new Village Ecotourism Network provides an alternative to mass tourism.

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