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Indonesia's food security good, but climate change lurks as threat: Report

  • Devina Heriyanto
    Devina Heriyanto

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, January 14, 2020   /  08:53 am
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Indonesia's food security performance is good, despite vulnerabilities to natural-resource shortages and climate change, according to the 2019 Global Food Security Index. The index, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit and supported by Corteva AgriScience, measures a country's food security performance based on food affordability, availability and quality and safety. Further, the index also shows how well a country adapts to natural-resource and climate-related risks. Indonesia ranks 62 out of 113 countries in the index, scoring 63 out of 100, which qualifies its food security as "good". The country's score improved 0.6 from last year, which is equal to the global average improvement, but still slightly below the average in Asia Pacific at 0.8. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-hei...