Feb 23, 2019 Last Updated 4:13 AM, Feb 20, 2019

Feeding Indonesia

Feeding Indonesia

Food security is an urgent policy problem in Indonesia but opinions are divided about how best to feed the poorest and most vulnerable

Thushara Dibley and Eve Warburton

Indonesia is a country with a rapidly expanding middle class and a growing economy. Its neighbours are taking more notice, and Indonesia now plays a pivotal role in regional politics. Yet for many Indonesians, the daily task of feeding their families can be a real challenge. Even with government subsidies, Indonesia has the most expensive rice in the region. The government's commitment to reducing heavy fuel subsidies is expected to impact the price and accessibility of rice and other basic foodstuffs. Poor families are the most vulnerable in this situation.

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