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Maintaining Food Security of Local Communities in Underdeveloped Regions through Agrarian Reform in Napan Village, Indonesian

Nia Kurniati ()
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Nia Kurniati: Law Faculty, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Reginawanti Hindersah Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Raya Bandung Sumedang KM.21, Hegarmanah Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363 West Java, Indonesia

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Abstract: Objective – The objective of this study is to identify the food security characteristics in local communities at Napan Village, Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia and to study the implementation of agrarian reform principles covering asset reform and access reform, in achieving food sustainability. Methodology/Technique – The method used is a normative judicial method. The data is analysed through qualitative judicial means, supported by Focus Group Discussion, to obtain primary qualitative data. Findings – The results show that synchronization of agrarian reform programs, including asset reform with "Food Intensification Program" along with "Social Forestry Program", reinforce farmers' rights over their farmlands and assure farmland tenure and ownership. The approach of "access reform" by means of the "Food Intensification Program", integrated with government intervention, might serve as the base for achieving the inclusivity and continuity of food sustainability in Napan Novelty – This study highlights the need for central and local governments to accelerate food production in underdeveloped regions through asset and access reform programs. Land Certification, Social Forestry Program, and the Food Intensification Program can all be implemented to strengthen farmers' land rights as well as their productivity.

Keywords: Agrarian Reform; Food Security; Napan Village; Indonesia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-sea
Date: 2017-12-15
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Published in Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review, Volume 5, Issue 4.

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