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Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.
Indonesia is an archipelagic island country in South East Asia, lying between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is in a strategic location astride or along major sea lanes from Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean.
Indonesia is a country that contains great economic potential; a potential that has not gone unnoticed to part of the international community. Indonesia - Southeast Asia's largest economy - is increasingly mentioned as an appropriate candidate to be included in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as the country is rapidly showing signs of similar newly advanced economic development.
Agriculture is one of the key sectors of Indonesian economy. Although the share of agriculture sector contribution to the national gross domestic product has declined significantly in the last half century, today it still provides income for the majority of Indonesian households. In 2013, the agricultural sector contributed to 14.43 percent of national GDP, a slight decline compared to a decade earlier (2003) which reached 15.19 percent. In 2012, this sector provides jobs for around 49 million Indonesians, which represents 41 percent of the total labour force in the country. So far Indonesia has been producing a consistent amount of articles in the field of Agriculture and development and publishing in various Agriculture Journals. Institute of Technology Bandung, University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University and Gunadarma University are working more on Agricultural research.