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

Livelihoods

Artists seek assistance

Javanese traditional musicians are among the many artists and performers struggling to survive, or qualify for government payments under COVID restrictions

Transport policy in gridlock

Attractive public transport and well-considered traffic policies are what Jakarta needs

Mining – who benefits?

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

Mining and equitable development

Mining dominates East Luwu GDP but development of agriculture underpins equitable development

Small-scale mining in Central Kalimantan

After reformasi, Kereng Pangi, Kalimantan became the site of a gold rush

Mining the land, mining people

Irrespective of location or commodity, peasants now compete with multinational mining companies on the mineral-rich tracts of Indonesia

Mining mercury in an Indonesian periphery

Improved market chain monitoring and recognition of sociocultural dynamics are important for central mercury control

Community mining in West Timor

Small-scale manganese mining supports livelihood diversity

From mother to citizen

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

Book extract: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘But that is, after all, the relationship between land and power... Whoever holds power will impose their view.’

Petikan buku: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘Siapa yang pegang kuasa, akan paksakan pandangannya tentang bagaimana cara mengatur aset alam itu.’

Food sovereignty and peasant activism

Farmers and would-be farmers in Lombok are fighting a land-rights battle against the tourism industry

In sickness and in wealth

Village morality complicates our assumptions about what it means to ‘succeed’ as a migrant worker

Mining paradise

Local communities resist mining development on Sulawesi’s Bangka Island

Revolutionising retail

In Jakarta, 7-Eleven found a loophole that allowed it to break into small-format retailing, transforming itself and contributing to a revolution in Indonesian retail in the process

Campaigning for agrarian reform

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

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

High stakes

ASRIANA KEBON speaks to Indonesian underage minors who were returned to Indonesia following age determination hearings in Darwin

Aquaculture in adversity

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

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