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
With the total population predicted to reach 318.9 million in 2045, one of the pressing challenges for Indonesia is to meet demand for rice as staple food. On the other hand, the capacity to produce sufficient food is threatened due to limited natural resources (particularly land...
According to the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Agriculture from 2015-2019, the primary focus of agricultural development is to achieve food sovereignity and farmers welfare. The corresponding strategic goals consist of: (a) to achieve self sufficiency on rice, corn,...
Recent dynamics of global economic development revealed the importance of agricultural competitiveness improvement. The need for improving agricultural competitiveness will be even more imperative for Indonesia because of its large and growing population, which was estimated...
Chili (Capsicum annuum L) and shallot (Allium ascalonicum L)are two strategic horticultural commodities that affect the Indonesian economy as their uncontrollable prices could influence the national inflation rate. The unpredictable climate change could, to some extent,...
As an archipelago country, Indonesia consists of approximately 7000 islands, even though only some islands are inhabited. Largest part of population lives in 8 largest islands, namely Java, Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Bali, Maluku, and Papua. Geographically...