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Project August 31, 2023

National Food Estate Program Destroying Indonesia's Small Islands



Indonesia is an archipelagic country blessed with a diversity of biological resources, including food. For thousands of years, the islands have enjoyed a food culture that's adaptive to the local environment.

However, the extraction of natural resources and centralized food policies have hurt this local food system. As a result, people on small islands are increasingly dependent on food shipments from outside, which has led to a decline in food security along with the destruction of the local ecosystem.

This project also documents the good practices of local food systems that are trying to survive.