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Optimism for Sustainable Peatland Agriculture is Here – and Growing

Optimism for Sustainable Peatland Agriculture is Here – and Growing

  This article was originally published on Thrive. — Due to El Niño events, the rainfall pattern in Indonesia has changed. ...

Why Indonesia Must Reduce Its Dependence on Rice as a Staple Food

Why Indonesia Must Reduce Its Dependence on Rice as a Staple Food

  This article was originally published on Eco-Business. Diversification can increase food security by mitigating the threat of ...

No Shortcuts to Achieve Food Security: The Fate of Food Estate Initiatives in Indonesia

No Shortcuts to Achieve Food Security: The Fate of Food Estate Initiatives in Indonesia

In the last three months, the word ‘food estate’ (lumbung pangan) has been dominating the news headline, again. It is not the first ...

Build Back the Food System Better: Leveraging Innovations and Investment to Support Smallholders

Build Back the Food System Better: Leveraging Innovations and Investment to Support Smallholders

In Quimbaya, Colombia, a wife accompanies her farmer husband to measure soil fertility using simple tools. In Buton Island, Indonesia, ...

Food Estate for Food Security: A Noble Aspiration with Complex Implementation

Food Estate for Food Security: A Noble Aspiration with Complex Implementation

Endowed with vast tropical lands and waters, Indonesia has long been pursuing the state of food security. Back in 1996, this intention ...

Want to Improve the Global Food System? Start with Healthy Eating

Want to Improve the Global Food System? Start with Healthy Eating

Food is one of the most critical aspects that determine our health, intelligence, and even our capability to survive in this world. ...

Sustainable Peatland Agriculture Is Not a Daydream

Sustainable Peatland Agriculture Is Not a Daydream

“Wetlands and peatlands in Central Kalimantan cover more than 900.000 ha. We have prepared 300.000 ha where 200.000 of it under the ...

Diversifikasi Pangan: Kunci untuk Menjawab Persoalan Perut di Era Pandemi?

Diversifikasi Pangan: Kunci untuk Menjawab Persoalan Perut di Era Pandemi?

Pangan menjadi persoalan utama yang tak terelakan dalam berjuang menghadapi pandemi tahun ini. Mulai dari ketersediaan, keterjangkauan,

The Rising Threat of Food Insecurity due to Economic Slowdown during Social Restrictions Period

The Rising Threat of Food Insecurity due to Economic Slowdown during Social Restrictions Period

Two parameters construct food security: the availability of the food and people’s access to food. The absence of one or both ...

Can Peatland Agriculture Become Carbon Neutral?

Can Peatland Agriculture Become Carbon Neutral?

Peatland agriculture has sparked controversy for the last decades mainly due to its high number of carbon emissions compared to ...

Reasons Why a Reliable Food System is Vital during Pandemic Crisis

Reasons Why a Reliable Food System is Vital during Pandemic Crisis

The first quarter of 2020 has been an excruciating phase for almost every country due to the virulent Coronavirus Disease 2019 ...

Exploring the Moving Market in Pulau Burung District

Exploring the Moving Market in Pulau Burung District

It was almost evening when several wooden boats move closer to a humble deck in front of Manunggal Jaya Village’s hall. This ...

Not Just a Village, Not Yet a Town: Growing Local Economy in Guntung

Not Just a Village, Not Yet a Town: Growing Local Economy in Guntung

Sungai Guntung or Guntung is located in the coastal area of Riau Province, administratively belongs to Kateman District, Indragiri ...

Adaptation and Mitigation in Peatland Management Following Indonesia’s 2015 Forest Fires

Adaptation and Mitigation in Peatland Management Following Indonesia’s 2015 Forest Fires

The 2015 forest fire dominantly occurred in Indonesia’s peatland area, with fire rapidly spread the rich carbon landscape. After ...

Integrating the Innovation of Food System to the Nation’s Action Plan

Integrating the Innovation of Food System to the Nation’s Action Plan

The narrative of the rising number of population along with the estimated demographic structure has always put pressure on the topic of

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Peatland Fires

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Peatland Fires

Meet Rahman, he is a 10-year-old student living Pekanbaru. He is supposed to go to school every weekday. However, it has been two weeks

Reforming the Management of the Upstream Segment of Rice Supply Chain

Reforming the Management of the Upstream Segment of Rice Supply Chain

As everything with resource management for the public interest, improvement in the rice supply chain needs the cooperation of all the ...

Downstream Supports for Better Access of Rice for All

Downstream Supports for Better Access of Rice for All

After the long road from the field, people can finally afford rice on their plate after paying an amount of money. For many consumers, ...

TJF’s Handbook in The Making

TJF’s Handbook in The Making

As an organization that dedicates its work to educate people on considerably less familiar issues, each member of Tay Juhana Foundation

Inovasi Petani Kampung Dosan Untuk Mencegah Kebakaran di Lahan Gambut

Inovasi Petani Kampung Dosan Untuk Mencegah Kebakaran di Lahan Gambut

Riau seringkali mengalami kebakaran hutan dan lahan karena tingginya konsentrasi gambut di Provinsi tersebut. Gambut kering sudah ...

Manisnya Produk Nanas Sungai Pakning: Mengubah Musibah Menjadi Berkah

Manisnya Produk Nanas Sungai Pakning: Mengubah Musibah Menjadi Berkah

Hingga beberapa tahun lalu, berita kebakaran lahan gambut hampir selalu menjadi tajuk utama setiap tahunnya. Selain mengakibatkan ...

Kopi Liberika Tungkal Komposit, Kopi Beraroma Khas dari Lahan Gambut

Kopi Liberika Tungkal Komposit, Kopi Beraroma Khas dari Lahan Gambut

Salah satu wilayah di Indonesia yang dapat dijadikan contoh dalam pemanfaatan lahan gambut adalah Kabupaten Tanjung Jabung Barat ...

Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

Globally, there are more than a billion people who rely on forest for their consumption and income directly and indirectly. Forest ...

Enhancing Food System Resilience

Enhancing Food System Resilience

As we see food every day, we sometimes forget that there is a whole complex system that enables the food coming to our plate. Ideally, ...

Provisioning Affordable and Nutritious Food to Minimize the Risk of Malnutrition

Provisioning Affordable and Nutritious Food to Minimize the Risk of Malnutrition

Everyone in this world has a right to access affordable and nutritious food. Unfortunately, many low and middle-income families are ...

The Use of Creative Media for Environmental Campaign

The Use of Creative Media for Environmental Campaign

According to Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII), the biggest ratio of Indonesian internet user belongs to the age ...

Involving the Public in Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) Measures

Involving the Public in Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) Measures

The effort in conserving and restoring peatland area needs a good plan of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV). In the age of ...

Introducing Peat Commodities: A Way to Conserve Peat Ecosystem

Introducing Peat Commodities: A Way to Conserve Peat Ecosystem

Most women in remote areas have difficulties to access cash money and it results in stagnant poverty next to unimproved education and ...

Dana Mitra Gambut sebagai Pendukung Konservasi, Restorasi, dan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Berbasis Masyarakat

Dana Mitra Gambut sebagai Pendukung Konservasi, Restorasi, dan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Berbasis Masyarakat

Pada tahun 2015 kebakaran hutan dan lahan gambut yang parah terjadi di Indonesia hingga berdampak pada kesehatan masyarakat, ekonomi, ...

Pentingnya Perencanaan Tata Guna Lahan dalam Pengelolaan Gambut

Pentingnya Perencanaan Tata Guna Lahan dalam Pengelolaan Gambut

Lahan gambut memiliki karakter tersendiri selain sebagai unsur ekosistem penyangga kehidupan dan pengatur hidrologi, gambut juga ...

The Links between Health, Agriculture, and Sustainability of Urban-Rural Environment System in Indian Megacities

The Links between Health, Agriculture, and Sustainability of Urban-Rural Environment System in Indian Megacities

Today, India has 377 million urban population (21% of Asia) who all expect high income, employment, and improved services and access to

The State of Challenges of the Urban Development

The State of Challenges of the Urban Development

Most people may not know, but Jakarta, as the capital city of the country, has one the highest subsidence rate in the world. Land ...

Connecting Town and Country: Lessons in Urban Sustainability

Connecting Town and Country: Lessons in Urban Sustainability

The interface between town (urban) and country (peri-urban) has experiencing major change from natural/semi-natural and agriculture ...

Pendekatan Konservasi Berkelanjutan: Peran Badan Restorasi Gambut Indonesia

Pendekatan Konservasi Berkelanjutan: Peran Badan Restorasi Gambut Indonesia

Konservasi sering diartikan dengan sederhana sebagai upaya untuk menjaga dan melindungi. Hal ini sepintas terlihat sebagai pendekatan ...

Digitalisasi Industri Akuakultur

Digitalisasi Industri Akuakultur

Kebutuhan teknologi di dalam industrialisasi yang semakin meningkat, menuntut pengembangan kualitas maupun kuantitasnya dapat terus ...

Akuakultur: Salah Satu Solusi Permasalahan Pangan

Akuakultur: Salah Satu Solusi Permasalahan Pangan

Permasalahan ketahanan pangan yang dalam perkembangannya mengalami perubahan yang semakin cepat akibat pertumbuhan penduduk, ...

Manajemen Tata Air: Kunci Pengelolaan Gambut Untuk Pertanian Lestari

Manajemen Tata Air: Kunci Pengelolaan Gambut Untuk Pertanian Lestari

Indonesia memiliki kawasan gambut dan lahan basah air tawar yang sangat luas, yaitu sekitar 19 juta hektar atau 10 persen dari luas ...