Indonesia faces a double malnutrition burden: almost 40 percent of under-fives are stunted, and over 10 percent of under-fives – and 25 percent of adults – are overweight. Rapid urbanization means that 70 percent of Indonesians will live in cities by 2025. The informal food sector is vital to low-income city dwellers’ access to food: street vendors contribute nutritious food to urban diets irrespective of socio-economic status.
In Indonesia, SD4ALL supports the development of policies and practices that improve peoples’ access to healthy food. We focus on the availability and diversity of sustainable food sold by small and medium-sized enterprises and the informal sector, aiming to integrate their needs into local policy frameworks to ensure that regulatory environments actively support them. We also mobilize consumers to provide bottom-up support for improved diets, improve consumer awareness, and engage citizens in policy-making processes.