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Indonesians need better nutrition — farmers can help

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan
    Kundhavi Kadiresan

    Assistant director-general and regional representative for Asia and the Pacific, at the Food and Agriculture Organization

Jakarta | Tue, March 14, 2017 | 11:09 am
Indonesians need better nutrition — farmers can help Children play in a park near the West Flood Canal in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, on Sept. 14, 2016. (JP/P.J.LEO)

PREMIUM Indonesians consume fewer fruits and vegetables than any other country in ASEAN save Cambodia. And for the bottom 70 percent of the population it is even worse — they spend only half as much on fruits and vegetables and just one-third as much on meat, fish and dairy, when compared to the top 30 percent. These micronutrient-rich foods are essential for physical and cognitive development &m...

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