A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP
A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP

Letters | Coronavirus can make hunger crisis worse: Indonesia and the world need swift action

  • Indonesia was ranked 70th out of 117 qualifying countries by the Global Hunger Index in 2019, and the pandemic threatens to make this worse. Increasing food production and quality with a sustainable approach requires immediate action led by research and innovation in the agricultural sector

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A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP
A woman takes part in the harvest at a farm near Banda Aceh on January 22. Indonesia had 22 million people facing starvation at the end of 2019, a number that could increase as the pandemic drives up unemployment. Photo: AFP
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