Source: Metro TV
Food security is the ability of a country to meet the food needs of its people sustainably, both in terms of quantity and quality. Food security is very important in the context of sustainable development because the availability of sufficient and quality food is a human right that must be fulfilled.
However, the challenges in maintaining food security are increasing amidst climate change and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, efforts are needed to improve food security in the future.
One way to improve food security is to increase food production. However, this cannot be done solely by increasing the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides can cause damage to the environment and human health. Therefore, a more holistic approach is needed to increase food production.
One holistic approach that can be taken is to apply organic farming and agroforestry. Organic farming and agroforestry are more environmentally friendly and sustainable farming methods. This method uses natural organic ingredients and pays attention to the balance of the ecosystem to produce quality food.
In addition, it is also important to develop a fair and sustainable food trading system. A fair and sustainable trading system can improve the welfare of farmers and strengthen the local economy.