Entries by akatiga

City For Whom?

Instead of being a focus for growth and prosperity, cities have become dumping grounds for excess populations working in unskilled, unprotected, and low-wage informal service industries and trades. (UN Habitat 2003, in (Davis 2004)


Agriculture Regeneration Problem

Apart from productivity and limited land, another problem facing Indonesian agriculture is farmer regeneration. The 2013 agricultural census data shows that more than 80 percent of agricultural business households are aged 35 years and over. In addition, from 2008 to 2012 there was a reduction of more than one million young farmers in Indonesia (Ministry of Agriculture 2015).

Portrait of the “Glass State”

The Cicadas area was once known as a prone area, a place for drunken, tarok, and slipper makers. There is even its own term to describe the Cicadas area, which is the country of glass.

Village Survival

Many parties worry about the sustainability of agriculture, especially rice farming. This concern is partly due to the high production costs, the narrowing of paddy fields, and the younger generation who are reluctant to work in the fields because they consider working in the fields to be dirty, unprofitable and demeaning.

World Bank and Good Governance

With the third highest loan size in Indonesia in 2005 (US$8.8 billion, after Japan and the IMF), the World Bank is the most influential and most controversial institution in Indonesia today.