Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Environment

Would I like to be a farmer?

Rural youth in rice-growing villages explain their doubts and aspirations about a future in agriculture

An ongoing environmental challenge

More action is needed if Indonesia is to slow its current world record rate of forest loss

Making the Millennium Development Goals real

Indonesian policy-makers need to reflect on the challenges of implementing the MDGs as they prepare for the post-2015 agenda

An agrarian reform agenda for Jokowi

Jokowi must accommodate customary rights lest his development agenda spur land conflicts

Wild West Batur

Beyond the tourism and real estate frontiers in Bali is a small branch of the global resource frontier.

Business and politics in Indonesia’s expanding palm oil sector

Indonesia needs political reform, not just legal prosecution, to eradicate corruption in palm oil plantations

Mining paradise

Local communities resist mining development on Sulawesi’s Bangka Island

Bird’s nest boom

Indonesia’s efforts to supply delicacies to China are evolving in surprising directions

Overprotection is not the answer

Food self-sufficiency in Indonesia is a valid problem but so far the government has only provided counterproductive solutions

Campaigning for agrarian reform

Rahmat Ajiguna talks to Eve Warburton about the need to make farmers the centre of food security in Indonesia

Feeding Indonesia

Food security is an urgent policy problem in Indonesia but opinions are divided about how best to feed the poorest and most vulnerable Thushara Dibley and Eve Warburton Indonesia is a country with a rapidly expanding middle class and a growing economy. Its neighbours are taking more notice, and Indonesia now plays a pivotal role in regional politics. Yet for many Indonesians, the daily task of feeding their families can be a real challenge. Even with government subsidies, Indonesia has the most expensive rice in the region. The government's commitment to reducing heavy fuel subsidies is expected to impact the price and accessibility of rice and other basic foodstuffs. Poor families are the most vulnerable in this situation.

Making food politics personal

Young people in Yogyakarta turn unused urban space into edible gardens

Rethinking Indonesia’s beef self-sufficiency agenda

The government’s latest approach is not the most effective or efficient way to promote food security

Food security in Indonesia

Despite being a middle-income country, many Indonesians still face the prospect of going hungry

A matter of life or death for the Indonesian nation?

Hunger remains a problem in many Indonesian households

No-take zones

In West Papua province’s Raja Ampat islands, a local fisheries conservation initiative is setting a global standard

Undercutting Kalimantan's future

Forest conversion in Kalimantan is a local, national and global concern

Preserving landscapes

Budi Brahmantyo continues a lineage of scientific art for which West Java’s natural resources have provided the subject

Rock music and social activism on the internet

Bali rockers Navicula find a platform for social change in online social media

Love the mall, love the earth

Eco-friendly malls make environmentalism sleek and chic, but they might do more harm than good

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