Establishment of the Indonesia observatory for food security and poverty alleviation


Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Bogor, Indonesia


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CAPSA jointly organized a presentation on an 'Observatory for food security and poverty alleviation in Indonesia', attended by representatives of ministries, universities and international donors in Indonesia. The objective of the meeting was to introduce a proposal for increasing the impact of food security and poverty reduction strategies and policies in Indonesia by institutionalizing a platform for enhanced coordination, cohesion and synergies among stakeholders. Dr. Maximo Torero, Division Director Markets, Trade and Institutions and Dr. Teunis van Rheenen, Coordinator for Partnership, both of IFPRI, presented features of the proposed observatory that focuses on macro and micro food security policies aiming to support smallholders and the poor, and includes components covering monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, prioritization of investment and capacity strengthening. This platform will also link Indonesia with a global platform for sharing knowledge and expertise on food security and poverty alleviation.