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
Indonesia’s strong and consistent economic growth has contributed to steady progress on poverty reduction and improved food security. In the agriculture sector, Indonesia is the largest producer and exporter of palm oil, the second largest producer of natural rubber, the second...
Enhancing national food security has been one of the strategic policy goals of the current administration. Based on the Food Law No.18/2012, the state has an obligation to secure the availability and access, to adequate, balanced, safe, and nutritious food consumption at the...
Current agricultural development policy is heavily focused on rice, despite the fact that consumer demand is shifting toward high value and nutrition-rich foodS. In 2010, urban consumers in Indonesia spent 16% of their food budget on rice, 15% on fruit and vegetables, and 22%...
Indonesia has achieved the first element of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG), halving the number of population under extreme hunger and poverty. The new administration, under the leadership of President Joko Widodo, has prioritized food and nutrition program under the...
Similar to many other emerging economies, Indonesian agriculture is characterized by a dualistic nature, in which large numbers of smallholder farms accounting for large proportions of total production coexist with a small number of modern large- scale farms. According to OECD...