ANDRIKO NOTO SUSANTO
Foods is one of the basic needs for human life adequately demanded in terms of quantity/quality, cheaply available in various sources. Food security in the region includes local commodities which are biophysically, socially and economically available and proofed to help overcome food scarcity in that particular region. In Moluccas province "sago" is widely recognized as the main source of carbohydrate. However, its used tend to decline yearly. In promoting substitution 15% of sago into the expecting dietary pattern of the Moluccas society, requires 22.873 hectare and 24.188 hectare harvesting areas of sago in 2006 and 2010, respectively ifharvested is assumed every two years. If the harvesting period is three years, the harvesting areas needed increases to 33.677 hectare for year 2006 and 36.281 ha for year 2010. The increasing of the producing tree to be 134 trees / ha with the dry content of the flour is about 185 kg / tree, can significantly reduce the harvesting area to be 3.898 ha given the same amount, of the population. The strategy of sago development to support the local food security is focused on the updating immediate data and information on sago to be used as the basic needs for planning. The midterm strategy is focused on the empowerment the sago community, while the long term development is directed to intensifY/maintain research development and th e sustainability of sago production in order to stabilized sago flour supply at the consumption pattern of any district in Moluccas province.