Food Resilience in Timor Tengah Selatan Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province-Indonesia

Nursalam ., Jacob Wadu, Melkisedek N.B.C. Neolaka


This study aims to determine the food resilience of the local communities  in Timor Tengah Selatan Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The research uses case studies related to food resilience, namely; aspects of food availability, access and utilization, as well as food stability. The  study design uses the mix method approach (Creswell, 1994., Neuman, 2003) by prioritizing qualitative methods (dominant-less dominant design, Creswell: 1994). The quantitative data in the form of frequency tables and analysis of the results of their categorization forms the basis of analysis and interpretation.

The based on the research results, it shows that the food resilience in Timor Tengah Selatan regency is good category. This research recommends several things; (a) it is necessary to revitalize the rural livestock sector; (b) it is necessary to revive the local-based rural financing system; (c) it is necessary to develop risk management so that all rural communities in Timor Tengah Selatan regency have an understanding of risk factors and the ability to overcome stressful situations to the entire community and food stakeholders in this area.

Keywords: Food System, Food security, Food resilience, and Sustainable Food.

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/58-05

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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