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Herry Purnomo has a B.Sc. in agricultural meteorology and a Ph.D. in forestry from Bogor Agricultural University, as well as a M.Sc. in computer science from a joint program between the University of Indonesia and the University of Maryland.  He is currently a scientist in the Forests and Governance Programme of CIFOR. He is the leader of the project and is responsible in achieving the overall objective of the project.

Rika Harini Irawati is a Research Assistant with the Livelihoods (LIV) program for two years starting 18th September 2008.  She graduated from Department of Forest Management at Bogor Agricultural University.  Formerly she spent five years at a private company and a year as Program Assistant of SEANAFE (Southeast Asia Network for Agroforestry Education) at ICRAF Bogor. She is the project officer of this project.

Melati has a B.Sc. in sociology from the University of Indonesia (2007). Currently she is doing an internship with the project and will specialize her research on the social network of furniture industry actors and the role of small-scale producer associations inside and outside of Jepara. Previously she has been engaged in several researches on urban issues and CSR programs and continues to work as a freelance translator with the National Geographic Magazine Indonesia.

Dwi Rahmad Muhtaman has a B.Sc. from Bogor Agricultural University and a M.A. in Public Administration, specialising in Public Policy from Auburn University, USA.  He is interested in facilitation skill and a wide range of certification issues (timber, palm oil/RSPO, Café Practices, singing birds).  In this proposed project, he is responsible for facilitating small-scale producers in certification, market premium access and strengthening small-scale producer organization.

Bruce Campbell is the Program Director of the Forests and Livelihoods program and acting Director of Forests and Governance at CIFOR. Bruce has published widely on the approaches needed to achieve impact, and has conducted detailed household economic analyses; and work on market chains. He have overall responsibility for the quality of the research implementation, analysis and publication.

Ramadhani Achdiawan began a one-year assignment (March 2001) as a Research Assistant in the Forest Products and People (FPP) programme. Previously he had been an Intern/Consultant at the FPP programme for almost 2 years. He is the statistician in this project.

Levania Santoso (Vanny) is graduated from Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB). Currently, she is a Research Officer in the Environmental Services and Sustainable Use of Forests programme. In this project, she is involve in the gender study.

Edwin Yulianto is a Web and Multimedia Administrator at Information Services Group at CIFOR. He graduated from Department of Agriculture Technologies majoring in Agroindustrial Technologies from Bogor Agricultural University. Formerly he joined at CIFOR as a Research Assistant at Forest and Governance Programme. In this project he is responsible as web/portal developer.

Muhamad Agus Salim is the new GIS Assistant who starts his appointment on December 6, 2004. Agus is working closely with Atie Puntodewo. He graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2002, he was engaged with PT. Tigenco Graha Persada in Jakarta as the Team Leader of Marine Spatial Database Development before joining CIFOR. He was also working with various company as a web map developer. In this project he is responsible as GIS developer.

Henny Linawati joined CIFOR as an Account assistant in 1995. In 1997 she resigned from CIFOR and worked for BHP - Jakarta. Then, in 1999 she returned back to CIFOR as a general accountant. She received her BSc in Economy from Atmajaya University. Her main responsibilities were to do accounting of restricted funded project, account payable controller and monthly bank reconciliation. Since 2003 she has been a programme accountant for Forests and Livelihoods Programme, and also for Information Services Group (in 2006). She is the accountant for this project.

Dina Hubuddin has been working as secretary at CIFOR since November 1999, after working since 1994 at the law firm of Soewito, Suhardiman, Eddymurthy and Kardono in Jakarta. She is a graduate of Bogor Agricultural University, where she majored in agribusiness. She is the secretary of the project.

David Anthony Raitzer has a B.Sc. in Natural Resources from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA and a M.Sc. in Land Use in Developing Countries from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Den Kongelige Veterinær og Landbohøjskole), Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently working at CIFOR as research impact assessment Scientist.  He previously worked in various organisations including Science Council of CGIAR and ACIAR Canberra. David advises the team to ensure the project impacts are achieved.

Dede Rohadi has a B.Sc. from the Bogor Agriculture University (1982), and a M.Sc. from the University of Melbourne’s School of Agriculture and Forestry (1992).  Dede is the Director of Seed Technology Research Institute (STRI) of FORDA, but is now seconded to CIFOR for the duration of this project.  He is the project leader of on going ACIAR’s project entitled Improving Economic Outcomes for Smallholders Growing Teak in agroforestry systems in Indonesia.  He ensure the synergy between the proposed project with the ACIAR’s related teak projects.


Rahman Effendi has a B.Sc. in forestry statistics from Bogor Agricultural University and M.Sc. in Wood Industry from Faculty of Forestry, University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM).  He is a senior researcher in Forestry Economics at the Center for Socio Economic and Policy Research on Forestry (CSERF) at FORDA.  His primary research areas are forest utilization and socio economics of forest products.  In this project he  primarily involved in value chain analysis and furniture industry studies and facilitations. 

Nunung Parlinah has a B.Sc. in forestry from Bogor Agricultural University.  She is currently a post graduate student in Forestry Science at the same university.  She is also researcher at Centre for Social Economic and Policy Research on Forestry at FORDA. She published reports on Criteria and indicators, sustainable forest management; economics, markets and institutions of teak in community forests; illegal logging at Betung Kerihun National Park and the influence factors, and wood production and distribution in South Sumatera.  

Forum Rembug Klaster (FRK)

Muhammad Jamhari has B.A. from Airlangga University, Surabaya. He is currently the coordinator of Forum Rembug Klaster (FRK).  He is a businessman and active in social organization of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). He is also a lecturer in NU Design College (STDNU), Jepara.

Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat has a B.Sc. in forestry from Bogor Agricultural University, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Gottingen, Germany. He is currently working as a lecturer at Bogor Agricultural University. His primary interests are forest economics, policy and forest enterprises.  He works on policy and furniture industry structure and will be the focal point from the university in this project. 

Bahruni has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in forestry from Bogor Agricultural University where he is a lecturer. His primary interests are forest enterprises, forest finance and valuation.  He works on producer organization and market for small-scale producers

Evi Yuliati Yovi is a lecturer at Bogor Agricultural University, where she obtained her B.Sc. in forestry.  She has a M.Sc. on life and environmental Science from Shimane University (Japan), and a Ph.D. on Bioproduction from Tottori University (Japan).  Her primary interests are forest work science and forest harvesting. 

University of Melbourne







Barbara Ozarska is the program Manager of the High Value Wood Products of the CRC Wood Innovations, School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is conducting research on the use of plantation eucalypts for manufacturing of high value added wood products: engineering design of furniture, manufacturing processes and methods, microwave wood bending, product performance in various environmental conditions, wood veneering technology.  She is the project leader of the wood technology part (wood processing, furniture design, suggestions for raw material alternatives and associated technologies for all three) of the Jepara furniture and her presence in this project will ensure collaboration between both proposed projects.