Challenges for Indonesia Zero Hunger Agenda in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

Bunga Astria Paramashanti


The rapid spread of COVID-19 has not only threatened the lives of infected persons but also affected a broader community socially and economically. The pandemic has also challenged Goal 2 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate all forms of hunger by 2030. The most disadvantaged society may have a greater risk of malnutrition and poor health as they cannot access safe, nutritious, affordable, and sustainable diets. At this moment, saving lives by focusing on the health-care system should not be the only priority, emphasis should be made in other essential aspects, including agri-food sector, in order not to cause the additional burden of hunger, malnutrition, and overall health.


COVID-19, Indonesia, novel coronavirus, sustainable development goals, zero hunger

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