Food Security & Menhan Prabowo

 Food Security & Menhan Prabowo
Jokowi dan Prabowo (Laily Rachev-Biro Pers Setpres)

PRESIDEN Jokowi menugaskan Menhan Prabowo Subianto handle leading sector food estate atau proyek lumbung pangan nasional. Canggih.

The twenty-first century military is not limited to martial activities. Ngga cuma bawa muskeet dan latihan sniper. Mantan Menhan Robert Gates mengatakan, “One of the most important lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is that military success is not sufficient to win: economic development, the rule of law, good governance, providing basic services to the people...are essential ingredients for long-term success.”

Agriculture berkaitan erat dengan internal public order dan national defense.

Eropa dan Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) memisahkan agriculture dan security-defense strategies.

"Food security" hanya disebut dalam doktrin keamanan yang berkaitan dengan sumber konflik. Bukan sebagai "direct threat to Europe’s security."

Sebaliknya, as counter-example, Amerika menilai agriculture & food issue sebagai "integral part of national security".

Doktrin Pertahanan Amerika menyatakan, "food security not only concerns the food industry, but it also concerns all areas of security. Stability and world peace are dependent on global food security."

Saat China menawarkan proposal pembelian "Syngenta" agrochemical group, beberapa senator minta Treasury Department menyelidiki apakah proposal tersebut aman atau berpotensi menggoyang "US national security and the American food system."

Dalam suratnya, para senator itu menyatakan: the food system is directly related to national security.

Historian Charles Pouthas memperlihatkan "direct-link" antara kondisi agriculture (1847-1848) dan revolusi Eropa yang menumbangkan French monarchy's Louis Philippe, runtuhnya kekuatan Metternich di Vienna dan lahirnya the first parliament in Germany.

Menurut Pierre Janin, geographer dqri Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, "The hunger riots" merupakan penyebab social unrest yang pecah antara tahun 2007 dan 2008.

Policy center for new south menemukan linkages antara food security-agricultural development dan stability-internal security dalam Peristiwa Arab Spring.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA), termasuk Maroko, merupakan importir grain, sugar, oils, poultry dan beef. Negara-negara yang kena "Arab Spring" memiliki ketahanan pangan lemah.

Mereka yang mencibir penugasan Menhan Prabowo Subianto di proyek lumbung pangan patut diduga menginginkan Indonesia lemah food-security. Sehingga "hunger riot" bisa dimainkan. Or simply they don't have a clue what they're talking about.[***]

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