Climate Smart Agriculture paramount to addressing climate change

Innovations, such as Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), are crucial in the fight against climate change to secure production in the agricultural sector, according to Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo. Limpo made the statement at the Organization of Economic Cooperation’s (OEC’s) Developing Eight (D-8) international meeting during which he also emphasized that Climate Smart Agriculture is […]

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Thousands of workers demonstrate against omnibus law at DPR building

Thousands of workers from various labor unions in Greater Jakarta staged a protest against the country’s first omnibus law on Job Creation in front of the Parliament (DPR) Building at Senayan, Central Jakarta, Friday. President of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) Said Iqbal led the protest, with participants comprising members of the Confederation […]

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6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Banten’s Sumur Sub-district

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the area of Sumur Sub-district in Banten Province on Friday at around 04.05 p.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB), but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The epicenter of the quake was located about 52 kilometers (km) away from southwest of Sumur Sub-district in Pandeglang District at a depth of 10 […]

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Indonesian economy to grow 5.2–5.8% in 2022: official

Expert staff to the Finance Minister, Halim Alamsyah, has predicted that Indonesia’s economy will grow in the range of 5.2–5.8 percent in 2022 if the country successfully contains the COVID-19 pandemic. “Economic growth may reach the range of five percent if our production activities return to normal and public consumption level begins to recover,” Alamsyah […]

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Farmers thankful for new Bintang Bano Dam officialized by president

Farmers were grateful for the 256-hectare Bintang Bano Dam that was recently inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in West Sumbawa District, West Nusa Tenggara, on Friday. According to the Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat, farmers around the dam were appreciative of the Bintang Bano Dam that can irrigate 6,700 hectares of paddy field. […]

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Housing for disaster-affected to follow Smart Village concept: VP

The development of residential areas for the relocation of disaster-affected people will be based on the Smart Village concept, which aims to facilitate residents’ daily lives, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said. “The Smart Village will be an integrated village for relocation in an effort to accommodate residents whose lives have been affected by the […]

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