Food Insecurity and Agribusiness Expansion in Papua, Indonesia
A Developmental Paradox
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- food insecurity; agribusiness expansion; development; West Papua
Indonesia’s Papua region has experienced rapid economic development in the last decade through massive investment in the agricultural sector and infrastructure development. Although the industrial agri-food has expanded in the region, Papua has the highest rank of food insecurity at the national level. This paper intends to describe a paradox in an agribusiness frontier where (food) commodity production creates food insecurity at the local level. The agribusiness development has rearranged the natural resources governance and labour relations, which, in turn, limits local communities’ access to food sources and compels them to enter commodity relations in providing food. Penetration of market relations does not resolve existing food insecurity. On the contrary, it creates a new kind of food vulnerability. The analysis presented here is based on a literature review on agricultural development and primary data gathered from ethnographic fieldwork in West Papua Province in 2017.
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TY - CONF AU - Fuad Abdulgani AU - Muhammad Zulfikar AU - Bartoven Vivit Nurdin PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Food Insecurity and Agribusiness Expansion in Papua, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 213 EP - 219 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.030 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.030 ID - Abdulgani2021 ER -