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An Opportunity to Improve Food Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of the vulnerability of the country's food system, which still depends on imports. Food sovereignty can be achieved by focusing more on using the diverse local food sources.

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Farm workers walk past lines of sweet potato plants at a farmland in Dramaga, Bogor regency, West Java, on Thursday (24/9/2020).

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of the vulnerability of the country's food system, which still depends on imports. Food sovereignty can be achieved by focusing more on using the diverse local food sources.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The vulnerability of the country's food system is more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic and must be addressed through a number of improvements. Indonesia can obtain food sovereignty if it can optimize the diversity of local food sources according to the environmental and geographical conditions of the archipelago.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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