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Consumption Uniformity Increases Food and Nutrition Vulnerability in NTT

The consumption pattern of the people is dominated by rice and wheat which have to be imported from outside the region which has increased food vulnerability and nutrition insecurity in NTT.

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AHMAD ARIF, FRANSISKUS PATI HERIN
· 5 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI.

Andreas Ado (42) harvested sorghum in Likotuden Village, Kawalelo Village, Demon Pagong District, East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday (14/8/2023). With half a hectare of land he planted, Ado was able to harvest 1 ton of sorghum. The processed sorghum, in the form of rice, is sold for IDR 10,000 per kilogram.
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Andreas Ado (42) harvested sorghum in Likotuden Village, Kawalelo Village, Demon Pagong District, East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday (14/8/2023). With half a hectare of land he planted, Ado was able to harvest 1 ton of sorghum. The processed sorghum, in the form of rice, is sold for IDR 10,000 per kilogram.

MANGGARAI, KOMPAS - The diversity of local food is the foundation for food resilience in the dry climate of East Nusa Tenggara. However, the current consumption pattern of the community is increasingly dominated by imported rice and wheat, which increases their vulnerability to food insecurity and malnutrition.

Editor:
EVY RACHMAWATI
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