Prior to his current position, he has held several senior management positions at the Ministry of Agriculture. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
His major interest is on rural economies and food policy. Since 2019 he has served as Independence Steering Committee on the CGIAR Research Program on Global Rice Value Chain.
In 2015 he served as a Commissioner at the Second Murdoch Commission on Food Security, Trade and Partnership, Murdoch University, Australia. In 2013-2014 he also participated as a member of International Advisory Committee, Food&Business Global Challenges Program, Netherland Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherland.
Research Center for Behavioral and Circular Economy, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia
Senior Agricultural Economist and Research Professor
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Konjac is a native plant of Indonesia which has long been known and used by local communities. This article generally discusses the technical aspect and the economic value especially konjac’s export feature as well as policy support to develop this agricultural commodity in the country...
The government of Indonesia has amended several implementing regulations in the Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation. One of them is stipulated in the Government Regulation Number 26/2021 on the Implementation of Agriculture Sector. This Government Regulation amends the following Laws,...
This article aims to have an overview of the existing agricultural sector in the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation in Indonesia. The essence of this regulation is quite imperative since Indonesia has numerous regulations in which some are not effectively implemented and others are overlapped...