Food security rests upon four essential pillars: availability, accessibility, utilization, and stability (FAO). Indonesia’s food security is currently ranked at 62nd out of 113 countries in the Global Food Security Index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The inability to fulfil a healthy diet have led to poor health and economic outcomes for many Indonesians.
One important variable that contributes to the low food security in Indonesia is its high food price. Indonesia’s food price is constantly above international price for staple foods like rice and for other important protein like beef.
To discuss these current food security issues further, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies and Forum Kajian Pembangunan will have a webinar with the speakers below. During the event, researchers will present their findings and/or experiences, followed by discussion with the audience.
1. Felippa A. Amanta (Head of Research) and Iqbal D. Wibisono (Associate Researcher), Center for Indonesian Policy Studies: Effect of Non-Tariff Measures on Food Price, Poverty, and Consumption
2. John McCarthy, Australian National University: Food Security in Rural Indonesia during Covid-19 Pandemic
3. Dr. Yurdi Yasmin, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI): Safeguarding Food Systems in Southeast Asia Amid Covid-19