Thailand Floods Become Momentum for Smallholder Farmers in South Sumatra to Boost Exports

Thailand Floods Become Momentum for Smallholder Farmers in South Sumatra to Boost Exports

Indonesia and Thailand are the world's two largest rubber exporting countries. It is just that Thailand is experiencing a critical phase due to a decrease in the amount of rubber production due to Pestalotiopsis leaf fall disease (PGDP) and floods that have hit several rubber-producing areas covering an area of ​​0.8 million hectares (ha). Head of Processing and Marketing of Products, South Sumatra Plantation Service, Rudi Arpian, said the incident...
Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia Supports National Natural Rubber Downstream Industry

Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia Supports National Natural Rubber Downstream Industry

The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) is committed to encouraging the rubber processing industry sector to be more productive and competitive and diversify products by spur the rubber product downstream program. This is supported by Indonesia's potential to become the second-largest natural rubber producer in the world. Head of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry, Doddy Rahadi, said the national rubber processing industry sector's contribution...
This year, Natural Rubber Absorption is Projected to Only 550,000 Tons

This year, Natural Rubber Absorption is Projected to Only 550,000 Tons

The Indonesian Rubber Council projects that this year's rubber absorption will only be around 550,000 tons, down about 22 percent compared to last year's absorption of 711,360 tons. In line with this projection, the Central Statistics Agency noted that until the third quarter of 2020, the rubber and plastic rubber goods industry's performance still contracted 9.61%. Chairman of the Indonesian Rubber Council (Dekarindo) Azis Pane said that currently, the demand...
Boost Purchase of Local Products, Option to Buy Natural Rubber for Asphalt Rises Again

Boost Purchase of Local Products, Option to Buy Natural Rubber for Asphalt Rises Again

The government will spur the purchase of domestic products amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This is included in the policy formulated by the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto as Chairman of the Committee after a closed meeting on Monday (27/7), said that one of the products the government will buy through the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR)...
GAPKINDO Emphasized that Sustainable Rubber must pay  more attention on smallholder’s economy

GAPKINDO Emphasized that Sustainable Rubber must pay more attention on smallholder’s economy

The initiative of several tire factories in the world to make natural rubber sustainable through the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber was questioned by GAPKINDO (Rubber Association of Indonesia). In that letter to the Director of GPSNR, Stefano Safi, former director of the RSPO, GAPKINDO, stated how rubber's future can be sustainable amidst deteriorating economic conditions. Restrictions in many countries have affected tire manufacturers as well. They postponed the...
Legislator: Purchasing Smallholder Farmers’ Natural Rubber by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Can Be An Alternative for Infrastructure Development Model

Legislator: Purchasing Smallholder Farmers’ Natural Rubber by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Can Be An Alternative for Infrastructure Development Model

The member of House of Representatives for Commission V Muhammad Rifqinizami Karsayuda hopes the farmers' rubber purchasing program by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) can be a model for infrastructure development in the region. He suggested that the Ministry of PUPR give a role model for the purchase of rubber farmers to PUPR agencies at provincial and district/city levels throughout Indonesia. Legislators from the Indonesian Democratic...
Reprimand Concerning Natural Rubber Purchasing by Members of Parliament, Minister Basuki added Riau Into the List

Reprimand Concerning Natural Rubber Purchasing by Members of Parliament, Minister Basuki added Riau Into the List

Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono conveyed an apology to members of the House of Representatives. The latter protested because rubber produced by farmers in Riau Province was not purchased in the Covid-19 impact mitigation refocussing program at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. In his presentation at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives Commission V on Monday (05/11/2020), Minister Basuki explained that the...
The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Will Buy Rp100 Billion Farmers’ Natural Rubber

The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Will Buy Rp100 Billion Farmers’ Natural Rubber

The steps of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing made a policy to buy rubber farmers received appreciation from the House of Representatives. The Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that in refocusing activities to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the PUPR Ministry also carried out rubber purchases directly from farmers with a budget allocation of Rp100 billion. In a Virtual Work Meeting with...