CSSPO Conference

Imperial Hotel, Kuching Sarawak

July 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018


The International Conference on Natural Resources Management (NRM): Towards  Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture 2018  aims to offer the opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration among interdisciplinary researchers that considers the physical, biological, economic and social aspects of handling natural resources. For this year the committee has chosen “Harmonizing Environment, Social and Economic Dimensions” as a theme, with six (6) selected areas namely the earth or physical sciences, sciences of biotic resources, social sciences, pollution control, environmental communication and the economics of natural resources. Keynote speakers from Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Pakistan will share their theoretical and empirical expertise and experience in these areas.


This conference is a collaborative effort by 3 parties. The parties are the CSSPO (Consortium Studies on Smallholder Palm Oil), the SCB (Sarawak Convention Bureau) and the CIRAD (The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development). The CSSPO consists of 3 universities from Indonesia (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Jambi and Universitas Malikussaleh), 1 from Malaysia (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and 1 from Thailand (Prince of Songkla University). The conference will start with a networking dinner. On the second day the 1st session will involve 4 keynote speakers and it will be interactive. The second session will include papers and posters from the participants. The conference will be closed with a post-conference tour.

 

Honorary Board :

  • Drs. Mahyuddin K.M. Nasution, M.I.T, Ph.D(Vice Rector for Research, Community Service, and Cooperation, Universitas Sumatera Utara)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Zulkifli Alamsyah, MSc (Vice Rector for Plan, Relationship, Communication and Information, Universitas Jambi)
  • Jullimursyida, Ph.D(Vice Rector for Plan, Relationship, Communication and Information, Universitas Malikussaleh)
  • Prof. Dr-Ing. Ir. Renuganth Varatharajoo (Deputy Vice Chancellor for Industry and Community Relations, University Putra Malaysia)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Pattara Aiyarak(Vice President for Global Relations and Information, Prince of Songkhla University)

International Board

  • Prof. Larry N Digal (University of the Philippines Mindanao, Philippines)
  • Prof. Christopher Franco (Flinders University, Australia)
  • Prof. Alain Rival (Cirad, France)
  • Prof. Fatimah Arshad (UPM, Malaysia)

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Piers Gillespie (International Finance Corporation, Australia)
  • Dr. Yeong Sheng Tey (Agricultural and Food Policy Studies Institute, UPM, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Janice Ser Huay Lee (Nanyang Technology University, Singapore)
  • Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman (Sher–e–Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh)
  • Dr. Marcel Djama (Département Environnements et Sociétés, CIRAD)
  • Dr. Sirirat Kiatpathomchai (Prince of Songkla University, Thailand)
  • Dr. Mawardati (Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dompak N. Napitupulu (Universitas Jambi, Indonesia)
  • M. Authar ND (Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia)
  • Riantri Barus (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Sanath Kumaran (MPOCC, Malaysia) - TBC
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Normazwana Ismail (IKDPM, Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shuib (IKDPM, Malaysia)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sridar Ramachandran (IKDPM, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Hotnida Sinaga (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Riswanti Sigalingging (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Irda Safni (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Yaya Hasanah (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Ma’ruf Tafsin (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Welyne Jeffrey Jehom (CIRAD, France)
  • Munawar Halil, SPi, MSc (Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia)

Organizing Committee

Chairman

  • Dr. Diana Chalil

Co-chair

  • Dr. Shaufique Fahmi Ahmad Sidique

Secretary

  • Mr. Ahmad Hanis Izani Abdul Hadi

Member

  • Assoc. Prof. Sutonya Thongrak
  • Dr. Sirirat Kiatpathomchai
  • Dr. Zamri Rosli

1. Scientific Committee

- Dr. Piers Gillespie (International Finance Corporation, Australia)

- Dr. Yeong Sheng Tey (Agricultural and Food Policy Studies Institute, UPM, Malaysia)

- Dr. Janice Ser Huay Lee (Nanyang Technology University, Singapore)

- Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman (Sher–e–Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh)

- Dr. Marcel Djama (Département Environnements et Sociétés, CIRAD)

- Dr. Sirirat Kiatpathomchai (Prince of Songkla University, Thailand)

- Dr. Mawardati (Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia)

- Prof. Dompak N. Napitupulu (Universitas Jambi, Indonesia)

- M. Authar ND (Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia)

- Riantri Barus (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)