Indonesia’s anachronistic insistence on national food security

Indonesia Study Group


Rainer Heufers, CIPS and Arianto Patunru, Indonesia Project, Crawford Schoool, ANU.


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Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00

The definition of food security was initially based on the notion that a country maintains access to enough food to meet dietary energy requirements. This changed when Amartya Sen showed that in general, food shortages are not a problem of availability but of accessibility for households on lower income levels. The ensuing redefinition of food security progressed from the concept of national food security to that of individual food security.

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