Arifin, Bustanul (2012) Increasing Environmental Risks and Food Security in Indonesia. Increasing Environmental Risks and Food Security in Indonesia. pp. 61-80.

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This paper examines environmental risks and food security in Indonesia, focusing on the interrelationship between global environmental change, land use practices, food production, poverty and malnutrition issues. More frequent cases of extreme weather such as droughts, floods, and landslides in food-production centers in Indonesia have had serious consequences on farming practices and crop production, and hence food security. The decrease occurred mostly in Java, where food production is very much dependent on farming practices, the quality of irrigation infrastructure, downstream water management, the stewardship performance of catchment areas, and natural resources management in general. The production decrease will have serious consequences on the food security of the country, especially among the poor and those with limited access to healthcare facilities. The 30 millions people living below the poverty line and many millions of others near the poverty line are very vulnerable to environmental risks. Moreover, the threat of malnutrition due to crop failures, especially among rural children, will be accelerated in years to come, especially if policy responses by central and local government fail to consider recent scholarship in the relationship between environmental risks and crop production. The paper calls for new knowledge, tools, policy, and wisdom in approaching the complex issues of environmental risks, heavy floods, water shortages, pests and diseases, crop production, food security, and consequent malnutrition. The future development of food security in Indonesia, for its part, must rely on more scientific and evidence- based policy formulation and implementation at the national, provincial, and local level.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agribisnis
Depositing User: BUSTANUL A
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 07:25
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 07:25

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