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RI's food security good, but climate change lurks as threat

  • Devina Heriyanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 15 2020   /  02:05 am
Rice is nice: A farmer walks through rice fields in Batang, Central Java, on Tuesday. The Agriculture Ministry allocated Rp 200 billion (US$14.6 million) to develop 10,000 hectares of new rice fields by year-end. (Antara/Harviyan Perdana Putra)(US$14.6 million) to develop 10,000 hectares of new rice fields by year-end. (Antara/Harviyan Perdana Putra)

Rice is nice: A farmer walks through rice fields in Batang, Central Java, on Tuesday. The Agriculture Ministry allocated Rp 200 billion (US$14.6 million) to develop 10,000 hectares of new rice fields by year-end. (Antara/Harviyan Perdana Putra)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 ...