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Development of Masterplan and Initial Program for Food Security in Papua Region, Indonesia

Jurnal Wilayah dan Lingkungan. 2018;6(2):88-99 DOI 10.14710/jwl.6.2.88-99

 

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Journal Title: Jurnal Wilayah dan Lingkungan

ISSN: 2338-1604 (Print); 2407-8751 (Online)

Publisher: Diponegoro University

Society/Institution: Diponegoro University

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Environmental sciences | Social Sciences: Communities. Classes. Races: Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology: Regional planning

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English, Indonesian

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS


Ambar Pertiwiningrum (Fakultas Peternakan, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Cahyono Agus (Fakultas Kehutanan, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Supriadi Supriadi (Kementerian Desa Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal dan Transmigrasi)

Supriyanta Supriyanta (Kementerian Desa Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal dan Transmigrasi)

Ali Agus (Fakultas Peternakan, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Richard P Napitupulu (Fakultas Kehutanan, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Yudistira Soeherman (Fakultas Peternakan, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas (FSVA) of Indonesia 2015 categorized the vulnerability to food and nutrition insecurity based on nine indicators covering food availability, food access and food utilization. According to the assessment, 14 districts in priority 1 (severely vulnerable to food insecurity) were all in Papua. Responding to the problems of food insecurity, a multi-year program focusing on two regencies, i.e., Manokwari and Merauke, was conducted from August 2015. The program was developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT), Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta and district governments. This research aimed to examine the problems causing food insecurity and to develop integrative and collaborative macro-scale policy recommendations. The study used a qualitative descriptive method and a pilot project approach to address food insecurity problems in both regencies. It found five main issues related to food insecurity in Papua: the prevalence of stunting among children under five, the ratio of per capita normative consumption towards net cereal production, the population living below poverty line, households without access to clean water, and low-income families. The problems could be overcome by concerning the ratio of normative consumption per capita and the preservation of local food, and local crops should be grown especially tubers. Regarding the problems associated with low-income families, a program that should be implemented is the welfare improvement of the rural low-income families through the optimization of land resources in the integrated and intensive ways in response to many land resources still underutilized. Moreover, water treatment should be encouraged further to tackle clean water issues.