Four Foundation Keys In Food Sovereignty in Indonesia

By - Monday, May 7, 2018

The president of the Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Dr. Rokhmin Dahuri, a former Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, recently stated that based on the recent low performance of Indonesian fisheries and aquaculture, there are four foundation keys to support Indonesian food sovereignty in future.

  1. Total food production is more than national demand.
  2. All nine main items for living (Sembako) including: rice, sago, corn; sugar; vegetables and fruits; beef, chicken and fish; frying oil and margarine; milk; eggs; gas and fuel; and iodized salt, are available in good quality, safe to consume, and can be widely accessed at any time by the country’s people.
  3. Food producers (farmers, fishermen and fish farmers) must to be able to live above the poverty line.
  4. All food production methods (agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture) must be sustainable. All of these four key points are crucial, but will be difficult for Indonesia’s future. With a total population of 260 million and as and rice becomes a staple food, Indonesia has already imported rice from both Thailand and Vietnam to fulfill the demand.

USSEC has strictly committed to the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) for the sustainable production of U.S. Soy to guarantee a high quality product for consumers. SSAP is a responsible system for consumers around the globe.

Harvested shrimp at USSEC feed trial site at PT. MCS, Situbondo, East Java, Indonesia