Abdulgani, Fuad and Zulfikar, Muhamad and Nurdin, Bartoven Vivit Food Insecurity and Agribusiness Expansion in Papua, Indonesia: A Developmental Paradox. Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021). pp. 213-219. ISSN 2352-5398

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Indonesia's Papua region has experienced rapid economic development in the last decade through massive investment in the agricultural sector and infrastructure development. Although the industrial agri-food has expanded in the region, Papua has the highest rank of food insecurity at the national level. This paper intends to describe a paradox in an agribusiness frontier where (food) commodity production creates food insecurity at the local level. The agribusiness development has rearranged the natural resources governance and labour relations, which, in turn, limits local communities' access to food sources and compels them to enter commodity relations in providing food. Penetration of market relations does not resolve existing food insecurity. On the contrary, it creates a new kind of food vulnerability. The analysis presented here is based on a literature review on agricultural development and primary data gathered from ethnographic fieldwork in West Papua Province in 2017.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food insecurity, agribusiness expansion, development, West Papua
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Sosiologi
Depositing User: Mr Fuad Abdulgani
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 01:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 01:13
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/37619

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