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Food security in Indonesia

Why do many Indonesians face the prospect of going hungry?

Grappling with employment problems in Aceh

The presentation focuses job creation in Aceh in the post-recovery period. It identifies two major challenges: high rates of unemployment (especially among females and youth) and low levels of labor productivity, particularly in agriculture and services. High unemployment has been a consequence of a shortfall in the demand for labor from business and government, unrealistic expectations and a disparity between the skills and the mix of jobs on offer.

Land-use change and natural hazards in Java's highlands: the Dieng volcanic landscape, Central Java, Indonesia

Understanding why people choose or are forced to occupy hazardous locations is key to developing successful disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives. Despite a sustained global effort to reduce risk, worldwide disaster losses are increasing as populations and economic assets continue to grow in hazardous locations (O’Keefe et al., 1976; World Bank, 2013). Economic development and population growth in Java’s highland volcanic environments is rapidly changing the landscape and placing a greater number of people and assets at risk.

Little green lies

From policy to politics through to personal decisions, thinking ‘green’ is changing our lives in numerous and profound ways. But are those decisions based on the best evidence? PROFESSOR JEFF BENNETT writes that we need to look out for ‘little green lies’.

Feeding the multitudes

Poverty reduction initiatives and improved agricultural productivity are the keys to achieving food security in Asia, writes PETER WARR.

New President plans membership push

Professor Peter Warr, Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, has been named as the new President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES).

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