Jokowi Urges Vigilance as Covid-19 Poses Threat to Food Crisis

January 11, 2021, 12.49 PM
President Joko Widodo visits the food estate area in Central Kalimantan. DOK. Humas KementanPresident Joko Widodo visits the food estate area in Central Kalimantan.

JAKARTA, – Indonesia’s President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo addressed the impact of Covid-19 on the food crisis, urging his cabinet ministers and the people to be more vigilant to its potential threat.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, the agricultural sector plays an increasingly significant role. The World Food Organization (FAO) warns of a potential food crisis. Be careful about this,” said Jokowi in a televised address during the opening of the 2021 National Working Meeting of Agricultural Development on Monday, January 11.

“Be careful with the handling of restrictions on citizen mobility and distribution of goods between countries,” he added.

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Jokowi touched on the potential problems in food distribution around the world. He mentioned the recent absence of soybeans, tofu, and tempeh (soybean cake) from the markets. Therefore, Jokowi said that the potential of the food crisis should not be taken lightly.

“Indonesia’s population has more than 270 million. Therefore, the food management must be handled seriously,” he added.

(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Diamanty Meiliana)




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