Tempo English Weekly

Monday, October 09, 2017

No To Brokers

Marlintje never thought she would one day partner with an agriculture startup-or an agritech company. Marlintje Makagiras, 57, is a chicken breeder who lives in the remote Sangihe Islands in the North Sulawesi Province, bordering the Philippines’ Mindanao Islands.

Before, she would breed thousands of broiler chickens and sell them to neighboring villages. But a buyer in Manente could only purchase 50 broiler chickens at most, and even…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.