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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: 2010-02-14 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
Last modified: 2010-02-14 18:51:37

Solo, Indonesia. Variety is the spice of life, and the cultivation of a variety of spices may just be the way to save the environment and restore the country's image as the "Spice Islands," Minister of Agriculture Anton Apriantono said on Wednesday.

Besides being highly prized commodities, part of the original attraction of European colonizers to the archipelago, Anton said spice plants contributed to environmental diversity and human health.

Keywords: Indonesia, organic, spice, farming, eco-labeling, nutritional value
Last modified: 2010-03-18 20:49:07

When his friends were talking about the crunchy, tasty fried chicken they ate the other day, Zaki Fahmi, 32, grumbled. A longtime poultry lover, Zaki was advised to eat less fast-food chicken.

"My doctor told me to stop eating chicken. Takeaway chicken is not good for my health. But he said organic chicken is OK," Zaki said.

Even though a warning has not been issued by health authorities, it is advised to eat healthier food.

**DISCLAIMER BY www.indonesiaorganic.com - This is provided as a news article from The Jakarta Post.  We do not agree with the claim that organic is "as few chemical substances as possible" as stated by Heru in the article.

Keywords: organic, chicken, meat, Indonesia, farm, Parung
Last modified: 2010-02-14 18:45:00

They wake up early every morning to tend to their farms, inspecting their crops one by one. For fertilizer they use goat’s manure from nearby goat barns, for pesticides they pour ash and spray liquid coconut husks. “It’s hard being an organic farmer, especially when you are not allowed to use any artificial chemicals,” Kang Marin said.

“I did not know anything about organic farming before the guys from Elsppat [an NGO concerned with organic farming] introduced me to organic farming back in 2000,” Marin said. Marin’s fellow farmer, Ki Tarma, concurred. His first trial with organic techniques was a self admitted big flop. “Pests destroyed my plants and I could not save them immediately with artificial pesticide. As a result, I harvested nothing,” Tarma sighed...

Keywords: organic, farmers, consumers, tactics, Elsppat
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