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Getting Farmers Online-savvy

The importance of Indonesia’s agriculture sector is reflected, among others, by the sector’s 13.8 percent contribution to the total gross domestic product, according to February 2017 data from the Central Statistics Agency. In spite of agriculture’s significance to the Indonesian economy, our farmers are still far from prosperous. The government…

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No To Brokers

Sikumis, a startup company, connects farmers, cattle breeders and fishermen to consumers. The technology has driven brokers away.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.