For months, the global food supply chains are being disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation has occurred since the lockdown regulation to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been put in place. It limits people and goods mobility across regions or countries. The disruption of the food supply chain affected rice availability as a staple food in Indonesia. Disruption on distribution hindered food producers to distribute the harvest to consumers and interrupt the food supply chain.
Sudden change in the food supply chain jeopardizes rice stock and price, especially in the regions that are not yet locally self-sufficient. Strategies to prevent food crises such as diet diversification are critical to strengthening supply chains that are ideally resilient to stress and shock such as disasters, local conflicts, and current pandemic.
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