Potential uses of sago for food diversification and sustainable food system
Fetriyuna Fetriyuna1, Sri Murniani Angelina Letsoin2, Ratna Chrismiari Purwestri3,1
1University of Hohenheim, Inst. for Nutritional Sciences, Germany
Sago is a staple food for people in eastern part of Indonesia. Several decades ago, the Indonesian government began to introduce rice as a substitute staple food, so that the conversion of land into rice fields often occurs in Eastern Indonesia. However, this policy seems less successful and the Indonesian government is again promoting food diversification and diversification to ensure the availability and food security as well the fulfilment of nutrients for the community. The implementation of special autonomy in the eastern part of Indonesia, in particular the provinces of Papua and West Papua, provides flexibility for the regions to determine policies related to the fulfilment of food and energy for their regions. Comparison of the economic benefits and nutritional value of sago and rice provides information on policy recommendations that are beneficial to the region and the community.
Keywords: Bioenergy, feed, food, sago, sago waste, sustainable sources
Contact Address: Fetriyuna Fetriyuna, University of Hohenheim, Inst. for Nutritional Sciences, Garbenstrasse 30, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany, e-mail: fetriyunauni-hohenheim.de