Patent protection for a method of ratoon rice management in supporting food security

Rahmi Jened, R. Koos Koentjahjo

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Pursuant to Article 25 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1945) that: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living, adequate health and well-being of himself and his family including the right for food". Essentially food security can be described as" a phenomenon relating to individual food security which exists when all people at all the times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life". However, since 2009 the food security situation has worsened and continuous to pose a serious threat especially in the developing nations. The internationally agreed target from the World Food Summit of 1996 to halve hunger by 2015 was not met. Despite progress in some countries, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)'s estimates in 1997-1999 there 865 million people were undernourished, 777 million in developing countries, 27 million in transition countries and 11 million in the industrialized countries. Even if the target is met, it would still leave 400 million people under nourished. The fact that in the year 2017 there was 19, 4 million Indonesian people who did not meet their required food needs. Pursuant to Article 33 paragraph 3 of the 1945 Constitution (UUD1945) stated that: "The earth, the water and all the wealth contained therein are controlled by the State and used as much as possible for the welfare of the people. Production branches that are important and affect the livelihood of many people controlled by the State shall be used for the greatest prosperity of the people." This paper will argue that the Method of Ratoon's Rice Management will benefit in supporting Food Security because it has many advantages over the conventional rice cultivation. The Patent right as legalized monopoly is sought to prevent the abuse of this invention by irresponsible parties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-92
Number of pages27
JournalNTUT Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Food security
  • Management
  • Method
  • Patent
  • Ratoon's rice


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