IndORGANIC analyses the current state and potential of organic farming to improve food sustainability in Indonesia. We propose organic farming as a necessary transition of the food system which we see as a subsystem of the ecosystem. Considering organic farming as a way to achieve sustainable food production implies to start transformation processes touching upon distributive questions, conflicts about values and which demands institutional change.
IndORGANIC analyses organic farming as an alternative to contested conventional agriculture from an anthropological, social and economic perspective with an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. For this end, we integrate the analysis of belief systems motivating human behaviour, of gendered institutions enabling the organic sector and evaluate the favourable conditions for converting to organic farming by local farmers.
Funding: BMBF - Bioeconomy
BMBF: German Federal Ministry for Research and Education
Bioeconomy Agenda: Investigating opportunities for a bio-based and sustainable future
2nd IndORGANIC Workshop 'Conditions of Organic Farming on Java', Bogor, 4-5 October 2018
In the beginning of October 2018, the second transdisciplinary workshop organized by IndORGANIC was held in Bogor, West-Java. Our research team shared and discussed first findings and insights with participants from government and non-government organisations, farmers and activists, concerned consumers and academics from all over Java.