I involved in a project entitled Collective Trading and Inclusive Development in Rural Java. This is my PhD research at Wageningen University, The Netherlands sponsored by LPDP and DIKTI, Indonesia, 2016-2023. I elaborate on the context of chilli in the Indonesian food provisioning.
The study focuses on three main ideas. First, the tension and containment capacity of the twelve chilli auction groups. Second, the everyday practices of chilli auctions in two case studies to unravel four dimensions -ownership, voice, reward and risk- to capture the terms of inclusion of smallholder chilli farmers both in the auction and the market. Third, the embeddedness of auction as an economic organisation in the community.
Formerly, I involved in three years of study in the same research location. Our team explored some topics that were self-organisation, social learning and farmers' adaptation to climate change in the area. I took part in two research on local food in Bantul and West Lombok. The entry points of the research were local food for sovereignty and local food as a part of tourism attractions. Most recently, I engaged in a team studying ICT exposure in the rural area in Sleman and Kulon Progo.