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Indonesia - Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas, March 2010

There has been a constant need for the Government of Indonesia to improve geographical targeting of more vulnerable areas for food and nutrition security related interventions. Recognizing World Food Programme (WFP) expertise in food security analysis and mapping, in 2003 the Food Security Council (FSC), chaired by the President of Indonesia, whose Secretariat is the Food Security Agency (FSA), collaborated with WFP to develop the national Food Insecurity Atlas (FIA) for Indonesia.  The first FIA was developed and launched in 2005 and covered 265 rural districts in 30 provinces. More than US $32 million were allocated by the Government to 100 districts identified as food insecure and interventions began in 2006-2007. The second Atlas, with a new title “Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas (FSVA)” covering 346 rural districts in 32 provinces, will be launched by end of 2009 or early 2010, and it has already been fully integrated into annual government work plans and budgetary allocations. WFP has been providing technical and financial support towards the development and implementation of the FIA and FSVA since 2003.