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, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

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.