Promoting Food Security Through Free Trade Ideas, A Congratulations to the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies

October 23, 2020

Property Rights Alliance congratulates the Center For Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) on becoming a finalist in the final round for the Templeton Freedom Award, a prestigious honor complementing the work CIPS has done through their Affordable Food for the Poor Initiative, making nutritious food available and affordable throughout Indonesia. With many barriers and import restrictions affecting food in Indonesia, CIPS has worked relentlessly, against popular opinion, to promote open markets and food security throughout Indonesia.

 

With Indonesia having a history of practicing harmful food self-sufficiency policies, through the imposition of many trade barriers, monopolies, and price-fixing, Indonesia’s low-income population has suffered, as there has been a rise in food insecurity across the nation’s poorest areas, due to these protectionist policies.