Biodiversity locks various potentials. How far has this been unravelled? How can we protect our biodiversity and use it sustainably? SITH ITB and KEHATI Foundation made an initiative to develop a blue print for the implementation of bioprospecting in Indonesia.
The word sustainability implies a way of maintaining our food system for the future generations. But what if the system itself has no longer functioned properly for us? This requires us to employ a novel approach: creating a system that can repair itself and the environment – we talk about Regenerative!
Agri-environmental governance talks about a scheme to build a balance between agricultural production and environmental sustainability. Beneath such scheme, lies complex social issues, involving power relations, social transformation, and the frailty of our food system. This book discusses about these aspects.
On Millennial Farmers and Digital Technology to solve Agricultural Problems in Indonesia
The Indonesian version of this article appeared in Kompas Daily Opinion Column on February 24, 2023, which can be accessed via the link: https://www.kompas.id/baca/opini/2023/02/22/salah-perspektif-dalam-solusi-pertanian-anak-muda-dan-teknologi-digital
In search of a “silver bullet” for food security issue in Indonesia
The Indonesian version of this article appeared in Kompas Daily Opinion Column on January 13, 2023, which can be read through the link: https://www.kompas.id/baca/opini/2023/01/11/mencari-peluru-perak-ketahanan-pangan-di-indonesia
Food, Agriculture, and Islam
Introduction: Transcendental food and agriculture There is no doubt that agriculture and food are important, if not central, to the teachings of Islam – and this is also true
Bringing Peasant Farmers as Champions: a small note on the prioritization of West Java’s agriculture program
Introduction This short paper reflects various discussions on the root causes of agricultural problems in Indonesia and in West Java in particular. One of the most frequently discussed root
Life and humans in the perspective of life science: a rejoinder to Prof. Yasraf Piliang’s scientific oration
Ancient Greek thinkers, for example, distinguished two forms of life. First, zoe, which is the simple fact of life common to all living things, which shows signs of biological,
Looking into evolution, biology and morality
About a month ago, I was challenged by colleagues in the DISKURSUS group at the Salman Mosque ITB to explore what I had learned in college about the theory
Exploring the meanings of food security
Commemorating Indonesia’s 69th independence, it is interesting to look at the meaning of independence in relation to food. In his 1941 presidential address, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt emphasized
Resilience and Indonesia’s agrifood systems
This is my personal narrative of an academic paper that I prepared for a discussion at the AKATIGA Center for Social Analysis last June 2016. The paper (in Bahasa)