Sustainable Farming in Indonesia
In Indonesia, the government has always pushed for self-sufficiency through food grain farming. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always go hand in hand with sustainability. During the 70’s and 80’s, their agricultural productivity thrived and grew. But that came to a screeching halt in the 90’s, as it began to reverse and decline. It only got worse in the early 2000’s.
With agricultural productivity heading in a downward spiral, many serious risks arise. Their environment, their livelihood and their food security all become threatened. It’s vital that the government takes a serious look into their agricultural practices and find a solution to be self-sufficient, as well as be able to work, trade and cooperate within international markets.
It’s not a simple thing to do though. It’s tricky to increase agricultural production with crops like garcinia cambogia while minimizing negative effects on the environment. Both land and air quality need to be protected. If the environment suffers too much, there will be no possible way to increase production – it will only continue to decline.
Growing Garcinia (Tamarind Plant)
Recently, Garcinia Cambogia has been getting lots of attention and has hit mainstream news shows, talk shows and leading medical conferences and studies. There appears to be no end in sight for the demand of this product, which could be a good thing for Indonesia since the plant it comes from is native to Indonesia.
The tamarind plant produces a fruit that’s widely used for many things all over the world. It’s used for cosmetic purposes, used in condiments and even in the medical industry.
It contains hydroxycitric acid, which is the main and most important ingredient found in Garcinia Cambogia Extract. This extract is quickly becoming the most popular and most effective weight loss supplement that’s hard for stores and sites like AlivebyNature.com that sell Garcinia Cambogia to keep in stock.
From studies, it’s been proven to reduce appetite, burn fat and even treat some types of illnesses. Medical professionals who study and research traditional medicine have found that it can often help with many things, such as:
- High cholesterol
- Stomach ulcers
With its popularity on the rise, it would make sense to focus a decent amount of agricultural production on tamarind. The question that remains is how to increase that production, while also ensuring natural resources are protected and nourished.