Social aspects of agroforestry has been my main working outline since 2010, implementing agriculture and forestry-based market systems, livelihood diversification, and rural studies in general. I'm a researcher at CIFOR-ICRAF and work mostly in Indonesia but have experience in implementing research in Nepal and Cambodia. I'm expanding my interest in social-ecological systems and rural systems.

Research project
My PhD research is on agricultural change management, which specifically examines processes and path trajectories farmer producers in environmentally-challenged areas go through in managing agricultural changes. The research setting is in Indonesia, particularly targeting agroforestry landscapes in peatland in western Kalimantan and mosaic cocoa landscapes in southern Sulawesi. My research is funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF). 


  • Agriculture and forestry-based market systems
  • Gender in value chains
  • Livelihood diversification
  • Rural studies
  • Change management


My default publishing name is Aulia Perdana and here are a few of my publications.

S.M. Amatya, I. Nuberg, E. Cedamon, K.K. Shrestha, B.H. Pandit, A. Perdana, M. Joshi, and B. Dhakal. 2018. Participatory market chain appraisal for the full range of agroforestry products including market trends and growing markets. Banko Janakari Nepal, Vol. 27 (2), p1-18.

Roshetko JM and Perdana A. 2017. The Significance of Planted Teak for Smallholder Farmers, in Kolert, W and Kleine, M. (eds). The Global Teak Study. Analysis, Evaluation and Future Potential of Teak Resources. IUFRO World Series Volume 36. Vienna. 108 p. http://www.iufro.org/publications/series/world-series/article/2017/06/21/world-series-vol-36-the-global-teak-study-analysis-evaluation-and-future-potential-of-teak-reso/

Perdana, A. Roshetko, JM. 2015. Survival strategy: traders of smallholder teak in Indonesia, International Forestry Review, 17(4), 461-468.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554815817476477

Roshetko JM, Rohadi D, Perdana A, Sabastian G, Nuryartono N, Pramono AA, Widyani N, Manalu P, Fauzi MA, Sumardamto P and Kusumowardhani N. 2013. Teak agroforestry systems for livelihood enhancement, industrial timber production, and environmental rehabilitation. Forests, Trees and Livelihood, 22 (4): 1-16.

Perdana A., Roshetko, J.M., Kurniawan, I. 2012. Forces of competition: smallholding teak producers in Indonesia. International Forestry Review 14 (2), 238-248. https://doi.org/10.1505/146554812800923417

Education / academic qualifications

  • MSc , Strategic Management (2006 - 2009)
  • BSc , Management (1993 - 2000)
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