Indonesia Subject to Future Food Crisis

The Indonesia Statistics Association (ISI) reminds the government of future national disintegration and starvation. The possible threats may come into being since the population in the archipelago keeps on growing. Current estimate on the number of national population reaches 237.6 million.

ISI representative Anwar Notodiputro said that population may lead to multidimensional crisis within the next 15-30 years if improper anticipations and policies are not well prepared.

The multiple crisis includes economic, social, political and security issues as well as climate change.

Khairil asked the government to look at China in preparing accurate strategies for dealing with population boom and environmental damage. It is important to formulate solid policies which may be beneficial in the long run. An example of this is measureable through the implementation of land extension with regard to food productivity in an attempt to meet people’s need for the next 20 to 50 years.

The implication of the population growth toward the environment should be taken into account as well. “Clean water quality must be maintained,” he said.

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