Local Cooperatives, Global Standards
Bahagia Ginting turned off his motorbike and stepped down with a big smile on his tanned face. His scooter was covered in mud as he had to traverse a muddy narrow trail from his farm to Meukat Komuditi Gayo, a coffee cooperative in Takengon, Central Aceh.
The coffee farmer joined the cooperative after he and his family had to leave his village on the slope of Mount Sinabung…
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.