(3) Land Acquisition for the Public Interest as an Alternative to Building a Food Estate in Indonesia: An Effort to Achieve Proportional Justice, Sri Hajati, Sri Winarsi, Xavier Nugraha, Rahajeng Ikbar, Stefania Felicia
Purpose: To fulfil the right to food, Indonesia implements the Food Estate programme, using the State’s right to control for land acquisition in the public interest. However, land acquisition for the Food Estate programme affects people’s right of ownership. In that context, this article discusses the proportionality of the right to food and right of ownership in relation to land acquisition for the Food Estate programme.
Design/methodology/approach: Legal research, with a statutory and conceptual approach.
Findings: The paper finds an urgent need for the Food Estate programme, characterises the right to food and right of ownership, and describes the concept of land acquisition in the public interest based on Indonesian Law.
Research limitations/implications: The focuses solely on discussing how to fulfil citizens’ rights while proceeding with land acquisition for the Food Estate programme.
Originality/value: This work presents a recent analysis of land acquisition for the public interest, as part of the National Strategic Projects, which was only recently included in Indonesian legislation.
Keywords: Food Estate, Right to Food, Right of Ownership, Land Acquisition for Public Interest.