Indonesia to host 2018 International Symposia on Horticulture

The 2018 International Symposia on Horticulture (ISH 2018) will be held in Bali, Indonesia on 27-30 November 2018, organized by the Indonesian Center for Horticulture Research and Development (ICHORD).   Bearing the theme “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Horticulture Supporting Sustainable Development Goals,” ISH 2018 offers the opportunity among horticulture practitioners to learn new ideas among […]

INDONESIA: China agrees to increase palm oil and tropical fruit imports from Indonesia

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to bolster trade between their two countries, including to increase Indonesia’s crude palm oil (CPO) exports to China.     Jokowi received Li at the Bogor Palace on Monday in a visit that marked the fifth year of the Indonesia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. […]

INDONESIA: China-US trade war to affect exports, including mangosteens

A China-the United States trade war will affect Indonesia`s exports, Head of the International Relations Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FISIP UI) Evi Fitriani said.   “Most of Chinese raw materials are imported from Indonesia. The raw materials processed by China and those exported to the United States,” Evi Fitriani […]

INDONESIA: Mangoes, dragon fruit to enter Australian market

Indonesia will soon export mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia, a decision made during the 21st meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture, Food and Forestry Cooperation (WGAFFC) between Australia and Indonesia, held in Melbourne from Feb. 14 to 15.     The Agriculture Ministry’s Agriculture Quarantine Agency head, Banun Harpini, who acted as cochair […]

INDONESIA: Nutritionist debunks biggest myth about durian

Many consider durian a high-cholesterol fruit hence choose to avoid it at all costs. But this opinion is only a myth, according to a nutritionist at Pondok Indah Hospital, Dr. Diana Suganda SpGK.   As reported by kompas.com on Monday, Diana said 100 grams of durian flesh actually contains 0 mg of cholesterol, in addition […]

INDONESIA: Dragonfruit and rambutan season begins in Central Sulawesi

Farmers in a number of villages in Parigi Moutong regency, Central Sulawesi, are currently entering the season for dragonfruit and rambutan.   Nyoman Artana, a resident of Suli Village, Sausu Sub-district, on Tuesday said the dragon fruit and rambutan fruit harvest in the area is quite good and is greeted with a cheerful price in […]

INDONESIA: Local dragon fruit a tasty treat for tourists

Banyuwangi in East Java is one of the nation’s main producers of dragon fruit, growing the fruit in a variety of ways, including organically, for tourists visiting the region.   At the foot of Gunung Raung lies Tegalarum village, which is known for its organic dragon fruit that is cultivated by farmers belonging to the […]