Indonesia

Indonesia generalThe Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago in Southeast Asia comprising more than 17,000 islands. Indonesia has a tropical climate, in most parts with two distinct monsoonal wet and dry (July to September) seasons. Average annual rainfall varies from around 1800 up to more than 6000 millimeters. It is the world’s fourth most populous country with a population of about 238 million.

Insufficient diets are an everyday fact of life for millions of Indonesian children, resulting in Presidential Decree No. 22, 2009, which promotes dietary diversification through decreased rice consumption and simultaneously increased consumption of animal protein, beans, vegetables and fruits as well as indigenous root and tuber crops.

Among the strategies to achieve these goals, the implementation of thousands of home and school gardens across the country is supported by corresponding government programs to provide additional food and nutrition sources for Indonesian families.