Village and Food Waste
Kompas estimated that the value of food waste in Indonesia reached about Rp 330 trillion (US$22.7 billion) per year.
On 19 May, 2022, Kompas daily raised the topic of food waste in its main story. Citing the data from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Kompas explained that estimated food waste in Indonesia in the period between 2000-2019 ranged between 23 million and 48 million tons per year, or between 115 kilograms and 184 kg per capita per year.
Another data source, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, which was also quoted by Kompas, even showed that Indonesia wasted about 300 kg of food per capita per year, putting it in the top three largest food wasters globally, alongside Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.