Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests
May 12, 2018
Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts help their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach for control.
WTO ruling against import licensing scheme Indonesia creates export opportunities for potato processing companies
November 12, 2017
The National Potato Council applauds the United States Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.
Indonesia fights against illegal potato imports
December 12, 2016
In response to protests of potato farmers, the Indonesian government pledged on Thursday to immediately stop illegal potato imports that have put local farmers at risk.
Salim Group signs R&D agreement with Dutch JV to boost Potato Production in Indonesia
April 24, 2016
The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's largest business groups, signed a R&D agreement worth $10 million with seed producer East West Seed Indonesia in The Hague last Friday to boost potato production in Indonesia. East West Seed Indonesia is a JV between Enza Zaden and East West International.
Potato cultivation partially responsible for landslide in Indonesia
March 12, 2016
Potatoes cultivation is partly to blame for a recent landslide in Wonosobo, Central Java, as farmers engage in unsafe planting practices that harm the environment to try to reap high prices - according to a study revealed last week.
Indonesian extension officers receive training in monitoring insect pests in potatoes (Courtesy West Australian State Government)
September 01, 2014
Dozens of hectares of potato plantations in Central Java, have died in just a few hours after being stricken by frost.
Starchworld 2014
February 10, 2014
Emsland Group has announced that Henk Jaap Meijer will be participating as speaker at CMT's 3rd Starch World 2014 on 17-19 Feb, 2014 to be held at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Indonesia.
October 25, 2011
Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said that Indonesia should not import potatoes because the commodity could be produced at home, Antara news agency reported. "I do not quite agree if commodities that could be produced at home must be imported. Ther...
October 15, 2011
The Indonesian government is considering establishing a trade system for potatoes, including what kinds of potatoes [products] may be imported and an import quota, an official says. Trade Ministry director general for foreign trade Deddy Saleh said hi...
October 11, 2011
On Tuesday, a group of farmers protested in front of the Trade Ministry in Jakarta against the arrival of imported potatoes that they say were having a detrimental impact on sales of homegrown produce. “We urge the government to revoke the potato impo...
February 24, 2009
According to a report published by the Asia Pulse agency, Indonesian provinces Jambi and North Sulawesi that have good fertility and climate will be developed into potato production centers for french fries. In the province of Jambi in particular, pota...
August 22, 2008
Indonesia is the largest potato-producing nation in Southeast Asia with an annual production of 1.1 million tons, a minister said. "Indonesia is the largest potato-producing country in Southeast Asia. The prospects for potato production in the wor...