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    Consuming healthy food remains a challenge for a lower-middle income people in Indonesia, particularly those living in rural areas. Unhealthy instant and ultra-processed food are favored since they are easily accessed and widely available. Meanwhile, healthier, locally-sourced food are increasingly forgotten. To improve awareness of better nutrition, Hivos and Tanoker collaborate in promoting healthy food […]

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    Mengonsumsi makanan sehat masih menjadi suatu tantangan bagi masyarakat Indonesia yang berpenghasilan rendah, khususnya mereka yang tinggal di daerah. Makanan siap saji dan makanan olahan (ultra-processed) sangat digemari karena mudah didapatkan dan tersedia secara luas. Sementara itu, makanan lokal yang lebih sehat nyatanya semakin dilupakan. Untuk meningkatkan kesadaran akan nutrisi yang lebih baik, Hivos dan […]

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    Speaking up

    “We, the Tagbanuas of Narra, are entitled to have a voice in how our land is used.” Sylvestra Dadison is a community leader of the Tagbanuas, a community living in Narra, the Philippines. It is on her community’s land that a mining company has started operating. “If no speaks up, indigenous people will always be marginalized.”

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    The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism meets Open Contracting

    In September 2018, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) published a series of stories exposing how President Rodrigo Duterte had poured billions of pesos in infrastructure funds into his home region, Davao.

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    Education is key to unleashing the Indonesian food revolution

    “Upon returning to Indonesia after eight years abroad, I was surprised to see a local version of KFC, McDonalds or another fast food chain on every street corner! Nobody in Jakarta is cooking at home anymore. Everybody is eating unhealthy, ready-made comfort food. This is very worrying.”

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    Getting ready for a revolution

    According to Hivos partner Fabby Tumiwa, we rely too much on big energy companies and their fossil fuels, even though we don’t have to. “If you look at renewable energy, anyone, every house, can produce electricity. We should be ready for a revolution.”

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    Changing the food system

    Allow us to take you to Indonesia, Bolivia, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda. In these countries, we’re getting street vendors, municipalities, cooks, farmers, activists and politicians to not only fight malnutrition in innovative ways, but also to slowly change the way the food system works. 

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    Hivos believes that when people are given a chance to live in freedom and dignity, they are able to live a life that contributes to the greater good of humanity.