Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2013
Yayasan Cinta Alam Pertanian
This description of Maria Loretha's work was prepared when Maria Loretha was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
In a country where rice has been the staple food since the national rice program was introduced during the Suharto regime in the 1980s, Maria Loretha strives to decrease the dependency on rice and replace it with local crops that have higher nutrient content and are easier to grow in the dry lands of Eastern Indonesia.
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