Indonesian Beef Policy – 2017

Question.  Why have Indonesian government policies been so unsuccessful at influencing their national beef industry? Answer.  Because it is not really a beef industry. The Indonesian government is concerned about food security just like every other government around the world.  High levels of beef and live cattle imports building up to huge volumes in 2009/2010…

2017 Kebijakan Daging Sapi Indonesia

Tanya.  Mengapa kebijakan-kebijakan pemerintah Indonesia belum berhasil memengaruhi industri daging sapi nasional?  Jawab.  Sebab yang ada sekarang bukanlah industri daging sapi yang sesungguhnya. Seperti halnya pemerintah negara lain di dunia, Pemerintah Indonesia memiliki keprihatinan dalam persoalan ketahanan pangan.  Tingkat impor daging sapi dan sapi hidup terus meningkat dan menjadi sangat tinggi pada tahun 2009/2010 yang…

In search of the Best Steak in Bali.

A major travel blog recently crowned Bali as the world’s number one beach resort, and Indonesia (a proxy for Bali) remains among the most popular overseas travel destinations for Australians. Having lived in Bali now for about 10 months I disagree with the view that Bali is simply a “beach resort”.  In my view, Bali…

Tiga Presiden Kecil

This is our first attempt at a translation, and despite our best efforts there may still be some statements or terms that are unclear or confusing.  If you have any questions, clarifications or suggestions, to improve the translation, we are happy to receive them, simply select the ’email’ option at the end of the article.…

Laos kicks off the S.E. Asian One Belt, One Road (OBOR).

I prefer the historical term of the new “Silk Road” to describe the modern trade routes linking China with the rest of the world.  The new, high speed rail line from China to the capital of Laos in Vientiane will certainly provide a silky-smooth 160 km/hour ride through the mountains and valleys of northern Laos…

Qurban (Korban) : The Muslim festival of Sacrifice.

The Indonesian festival of Qurban was celebrated on 12th of September this year.  This celebration is not only a very important religious festival but also has an enormous impact on the domestic supply of cattle, sheep and goats. Official figures from the Government of Indonesia record that during the previous annual Qurban, slaughter numbers for…