Recently, Government of Indonesia is encouraging establishment of bioindustry. This industry will require bio-materials as inputs and technology as its tool for processing inputs into outputs. The industry will not only focused on producing food products, but could also produce health products, cosmetics, biofuels, organic fertilizers, industrial chemicals, and intermediary products. Therefore, crops grown in suboptimal wetlands should no longer be solely focused on food crops. Crop selection will be more based on business prospect, environmental sustainability, and social acceptance.
These slides were used for my keynote presentation at National Seminar on ‘Sustainable Wetland Agriculture for Supporting Bioindustry’, Palembang, 16 September 2014.
The slides can be downloaded here: Sustainable Management of Suboptimal Wetlandsfor Strengthening Bioindustry in Indonesia