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"...the global community of foodies can make a real difference to poor people who struggle daily with hunger and survival" WFP Director of Public Policy Strategy, Nancy Roman

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Last modified: 2010-03-24 01:15:38

The demand for food produced without synthetic chemical inputs increases in the last few years. By 2010, it is expected that organic food market assets would reached U$ 100 billion (Ditjen BPPHP Deptan, 2001). Indonesia has a potency for developing organic farming particularly in upland farming system. In order to achieved self sufficient in food demand, organic farming could be an alternative technology in supporting food security in Indonesia. In relation to this, Ministry of Agriculture through Go Organic 2010 program planned to have an established organic farms inluding its market for domestic and export. The regulation of organic farming systems including farming techniques (plant and animal), packaging, labelling and sertification are explained in The National Standardization of Indonesia (SNI) 01-6729-2002

Keywords: Indonesian, Soil, Research, Institute, definition organic, organic fertilizer, standardization, potential
Last modified: 2010-03-18 20:42:14

The market for organic products has grown rapidly in recent times. Consumers' preferences have been steadily shifting from traditional to organic products.

Shops and restaurants selling organic products have become more easy to find in big cities in Indonesia. For healthy and environmental reasons, people have become more aware of the negative impacts of using too much synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals in nurturing plants and animals. Consuming organic produce is becoming a new lifestyle choice.

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) defines organic agriculture as a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people.

Keywords: Jakarta Post, organic, farming, financing, BPD, IFOAM, agriculture
Last modified: 2010-03-18 20:42:40

Learning_Farm_Street_KidsEvery year in Indonesia, thousands of rural poor migrate to big cities in hope of finding a better life. But for many of them, the dream never comes true. A private charity, the Learning Farm, is taking the opposite path: teaching former street kids how to grow green, it gives them a chance to succeed in rural communities.

Keywords: Java, Indonesia, organik, organic, local programs, farming, rescue, Learning Farm
Last modified: 2010-03-18 20:45:21

Fifteen minutes outside of Ubud, Tjok Agung Pemayun is probably Bali's leading indigo wizard. He's studied the plants and indigo dyeing techniques intensively for four years. An economics graduate, he worked as a financial controller for a Bali-based textile and garment manufacturer, where he learned the environmental hazards of cheap chemical dyes.

Although his company used more environmentally-friendly German dyes and neutralized the wastewater, he still felt drawn to natural dyes. Today BISA, his studio in Pejeng, produces hand-blocked and hand-drawn batiks using natural brown and indigo dyes.

Keywords: Indonesia, Living Color, organic, batik, Bali, BISA, Pejeng
Last modified: 2010-03-18 20:44:23

More research is being published all the time showing that organic food is more nutritious. Many studies have shown that organic food contains higher levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients than non-organic food. Organic food generally contains fewer potential toxins like synthetic pesticides and antibiotics. Studies have also linked GMOs, which are banned from organic food, to adverse health effects. Here you can find about the latest scientific findings about organic food:

Keywords: Media Tani, organic, food, research, nutrition
Last modified: 2010-03-31 21:10:24

In a move toward developing sustainable natural resources in Bali, hundreds of people, who are concerned with the state of the island's environment and agriculture, on Saturday declared "Bali as an organic island".

The declaration, initiated by an agricultural student at Udayana University, aims to raise awareness to recover the degrading quality of farming lands throughout Bali by applying organic agriculture methods.

"We as the krama *people* of Bali, are fully aware that we have to manage this small island based on a unified ecosystem, and we have to adhere to the traditional teachings and principles that we inherited from our predecessors," the declaration read.

"Organic agriculture is one way to recover the condition of our nature. Therefore, we declare Bali as an organic island."

Keywords: Bali, Kartini, Udayana, organic, declaration, ecosystem, organik, Indonesia, farmer, farmers
Last modified: 2010-02-14 18:48:16
Mitra Bumi & Ibu Napsiah - Organic Farmer
Farmer Ibu Napsiah succeeded in raising her income after discovering how to grow vegetables organically.

"My dream is to build a kind of organic farm that people could visit. It would have a big piece of land for growing organic vegetables, as well as fishponds and a resting place. There, as well as enjoying the beauty of nature, people would also be able to learn how to grow organic vegetables."says Ibu, on her farm in Pulungdowo village, East Java.

Keywords: Ibu Napsiah, Oxfam, Indonesia, organic, Mitra Bumi Indonesia
Last modified: 2010-02-14 19:40:26

High in the Puncak hills is a farm with a difference. You see young men tending lovingly to their green crops planted in neat rows of identically proportionate beds. Look closer, and you might see a heavily tattooed arm scoop out a wriggling worm, hold it in the palm of a calloused hand and then place it gingerly on the side.

This is the Learning Farm, where street children and vulnerable youth can come to live for between five months and a year to learn organic farming, and through the powerful medium of nature, learn something about themselves and about life.

Keywords: Indonesia, organic, projects, The Learning Center, Jiway Tung, Bogor, Puncak
Last modified: 2010-02-14 18:53:11
SRI An Organic Revolution Blooms - Jakarta GlobeAfter hearing about organic farming practices in Tasikmalaya, West Java, a skeptical young entrepreneur took a trip to the region to see the farms.

When she arrived, instead of finding well-structured agricultural practices, she met desperate farmers lost in the bureaucratic scuffle of organic certification and export regulations. Inspired by their plateaued dreams, Emily Sutanto decided to take on the project as their leader.

A comparison of rice using SRI and non-SRI methods. (Photos courtesy of Bloom Agro)

Keywords: Jakarta Globe, organic, rice, SRI, Blooms
Last modified: 2010-02-14 18:45:20

Once you embrace the concept of "organic", you'll find that there are many areas of your life where changes to your lifestyle can improve your daily life. Organic products are not limited to food, but also include organically grown natural fibers used in clothing, nutritional supplements, personal hygiene products, household cleaning products, garden chemicals, and furniture. For each of these. There is an organic option.

Making the change to organic living can be one of the most satisfying things you will ever do. Your health will improve, your energy levels will improve, your body functions will improve and you will look and feel better. There is no time like the present to begin!

Keywords: why, Jakarta, expat, sustainable, health, restaurant
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