Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians World

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo.
Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke World

Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke

As many as 39,277 residents in Riau province in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, have suffered from respiratory problems due to the escalating smoke haze caused by forest fires, according to head of the provincial Health Office Mimi Nazir.
FAO supports Indonesia in organic rice production World

FAO supports Indonesia in organic rice production

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has collaborated with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to launch a programme to support farmers in West Kalimantan to adopt organic methods for rice production.
Indonesia to decentralise military commands World

Indonesia to decentralise military commands

The Indonesian military has announced plans to decentralise troop deployments as well as its navy fleets this year, in an effort to improve the capacity of ensuring national security.