Angga Dwiartama, Ph.D

School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung
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Formal Education
2011 – 2014 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography at the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment (CSAFE) – Department of Geography, University of Otago
Thesis title: Investigating resilience of agriculture and food systems: insights from two theories and two case studies
2006 – 2008 Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biological Resources Management – School of Life Science and Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Indonesia
Thesis title: Evaluation and strategy formulation for the management of Nutmeg Smallholder Estate in Paya Teuk Village, Pasieraja District, South Aceh Regency
2000 – 2005 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Biology – Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Indonesia
Thesis title: An analysis of traditional knowledge of Kampung Kuta community, Ciamis, West Java regarding the medicinal usage of plants
Professional Memberships and Research Networks
2014 – 2016 Australia-Indonesia Centre (Food and Agriculture cluster)
2011 – present Australasia Agri-food Research Network (AFRN)
2011 – 2018 International Sociological Association (ISA)

Member of Research Committee on Agriculture and Food (RC-40)

2012 – 2014 Asia:NZ Young Leaders Network (YLN)
Teaching Experiences
2014 – present Lecturer at Institut Teknologi Bandung

Sociology of Agriculture (BA3104),Industrial Ecology (BE4101),Research Methodology in Biomanagement (BP5001),Integrated Farming System (BA3203),Agricultural Policies and Regulations (BA4102)

2012 – 2013 Teaching fellow at the University of Otago

The Global Politics of Food (SOCI319), Environment and Society (ENVI111)

2009 – 2011 Teaching Assistant and Tutor at Institut Teknologi Bandung

Management in Biology, Professional Ethics, Case Studies in Biomanagement, Environmental Economics, Biodiversity Business, Environment Management System

Research Interest

Sociology of agriculture and food; Sustainable agri-food system; Resilience thinking; Post-structuralist political economy [actor-network theory, assemblage, governmentality, theory of practice]; Alternative Food Networks (AFNs)

Commodities of interest: rice, sugar, cacao, coffee

Supervisory role for post-graduate students
  • Reina Yulianti [Masters Student in Biomanagement; co-supervised by Dr. Mia Rosmianti]. Managing urban green spaces in Bandung
  • Adzani Ghani Ilmannafian [Masters Student in Biomanagement; co-supervised by Dr. Mia Rosmianti]. Social, economic and ecological responses of Cieunteung rural community to the development of polder on Citarum watershed
  • Aulia Rahmah [Masters Student in Biomanagement; co-supervised by Dr. Mia Rosmianti]. Evaluating the sustainability of red chili pepper commodity system

Peer reviewed publication

Scientific reports and Book chapters

Papers presented in international conferences

  • Dwiartama, A., Neilson, J. & Pritchard, B. (2015). From chain to network: a preliminary study on the Global Production Networks (GPN) of chocolate industry in Indonesia. Paper presented (oral) at the 22nd Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference, 7 – 9 December 2015, Queenstown: New Zealand.
  • Dwiartama, A. (2014). The vibrancy of rice in Indonesia’s agriculture and food system: a look beyond political economy. Paper presented (oral) at the 21st Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference , 23 – 26 November 2014, Sydney: Australia.
  • Dwiartama, A. (2013). Can resilience be linked to food security?: A multi-scalar analysis of resilience in Indonesia’s rice agrifood system. Paper presented (oral) at the 20th Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference, 2 – 5 December 2013, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Piatti, C. & Dwiartama, A. (2013). Potential and challenges of a bottom-up approach towards an urban food strategy: the case of Dunedin’s local food network. Paper presented (oral) at the 20th Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference, 2 – 5 December 2013, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Dwiartama, A., Rosin, C. & Campbell, H. (2013). Resilience in the making: a review of the New Zealand kiwifruit industry as an assemblage of multiple actors. Paper presented (oral) at the European Society of Rural Sociology (ESRS) Congress, 29 July – 1 August 2013, Florence: Italy.
  • Dwiartama, A. (2012). Resilience at what cost? The New Zealand kiwifruit industry in the face of the Psa disease. Paper presented (oral) at the Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference, 5 – 8 December 2012, Palmerston North: New Zealand.
  • Dwiartama, A. (2012). Incorporating actor-network theory to the study of agrifood systems’ resilience: A case study of Indonesia’s rice agriculture. Paper presented (oral) at the XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology , 29 July – 4 August 2012, Lisbon: Portugal.
  • Dwiartama, A. (2011). Identifying the Resilience of New Zealand’s kiwifruit and Indonesia’s rice Agrifood Systems in the Face of Various Shocks. Paper presented (oral) at the Australasian Agri-Food Research Network Conference , 5 – 8 December 2011, Canberra: Australia.

Papers presented in local and national conferences

  • Dwiartama, A., Choesin, D.N. (2010). Ecological and Socio-economic Analysis of Nutmeg Smallholder Estate in South Aceh Regency. Paper presented (poster) at The 1st Joint Symposium of ITB and USM 2010, 20 –21 December 2010, Bandung: Indonesia.
  • Nawangsidi, H., Subahar, T, Salim, S., Choesin, D., Sulistyawati, E., Suprijo, T., Triastuti, I., Yuswana, Dwiartama, A., Samsirina, Syahyudesrina, Kusyala, D., Solihah, K. (2009). Integrating Climate Change Adaptation with Zonation Planning in Coastal Areas: Case Study in Indramayu & Pasekan District, West Java. Presented in the Seminar & Workshop on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) Study. The Ministry of Environment – Republic of Indonesia.
  • Dasuki, U.A., Dwiartama, A. (2005). Traditional Medicinal Knowledge of Kampung Kuta Community in comparison with other traditional communities in West Java Province. Paper presented (oral) at the Seminar of Plant Taxonomy, November 2005. UPI : Bandung-Indonesia.

Popular articles

  • Menelusuri hakikat ketahanan pangan [in Bahasa; transl. Exploring the true meaning of food security]. ‘Pikir’ Column PRO:AKTIF Online. August 2014.
  • Pangan dalam cengkeraman kapitalisme [in Bahasa; transl. Food in the grasp of capitalism]. ‘Pikir’ Column in PRO:AKTIF Online. August 2014.
  • City looks to sustainable food systems. ‘Over the Fence’ Column in Otago Daily Times, March 2013.
Recent Project
2015 – 2016 Food processing and value chain development in Indonesia – with Dr. Jeff Neilson; funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC)
2016 Developing standards for bamboo as a material for musical instrument (angklung) – with Dr. Eko Mursito Budi; funded by LPDP
2015 – 2016 Integrated Urban Farming System for marginal communities in Bandung – funded by ITB
2014 – 2015 Mapping local and alternative food movements in Bandung, Indonesia – self-funded
2014 – 2015 Ecologically-based rodent management: developing a system dynamic model for rice production cluster in West Java – with Dr. Achmad Sjarmidi; funded by PT. Pupuk Kujang
2012 – 2013 The Good Food Project: mapping Dunedin’s local food system – with Dr. Cinzia Piatti; self-funded, supported by CSAFE, University of Otago, New Zealand
2012 – 2013 Research Assistant in the Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) Project, CSAFE, University of Otago, New Zealand