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Food security vs. food self-sufficiency: The Indonesian Case

Warr, Peter


Food security is an important social objective and relying on international food markets to meet the needs of Indonesia�s growing population is precarious. The policy of restricting food imports through tariffs or quantitative restrictions promotes the goal of food self-sufficiency, but does so at the cost of reducing the food security of the most vulnerable people � the poorest net consumers of rice. These policies reduce imports through the mechanism of raising the domestic price. The poorest...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Indonesian Quarterly
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.1910356


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