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Indonesia farmers increased goat population by 195%

Staff Writer |
A group of farmers from Kesuma village in the remote corners of Pelalawan regency in Riau province, Indonesia, has managed to successfully get their livestock of goats to breed, reproduce and sell it to the point where the population has increased 195 percent, from 40 to 118, in just a year.

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"The breeding of goats has improved. From just 40 goats, we now have 118 in one year. The local residents even held a thanksgiving event and sacrificed three of those goats," Kesuma Abadi Foundation chief Tuharno said to Antara reporters at Kesuma Village, The Jakarta Post reports.

Kesuma village is located around 160 kilometers away from the city of Pekanbaru. It consists of five hamlets with a total population of about 8,000 family heads.

The residential settlements are located in remote areas, where the infrastructure in the majority of places still consists of dirt roads.

The village is partly located within Tesso Nilo National Park conservation grounds.

Other parts of it are within the concessional areas of a PT Arara Abadi forestry industrial zone. PT Arara Abadi is a subsidiary of APP Sinar Mas.

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