Rida Akzar

Dr Rida Akzar

Full time

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Rida Akzar is a research fellow at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), University of Adelaide. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Adelaide (2021). His research interests are on the topic of agricultural technology adoption, rural development, food value chain, and agricultural policy. As an early career researcher, he works on projects funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on smallholder dairy farmers development in Indonesia (IndoDairy) and mobile finance in Lao and Cambodia. Previously, he worked on projects funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia and the World Bank. Besides research, he has extensive experience in undertaking administrative and research management activities and duties such as data collection (e.g. household surveys, value chain interviews), stakeholder engagements, project reporting, and dissemination.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 Research Associate Business School, Bogor Agricultural University
    2016 - 2016 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2013 Credit Analyst PT Surya Artha Nusantara Finance (Astra Indonesia)
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Scholarship ACIAR Travel Grant ACIAR Australia -
    2019 Award Runner-up for 3 minute thesis competition Australasian Agricultural and Resources Economics Society Australia -
    2018 Award Crawford Fund Scholar Crawford Fund Australia -
    2017 Scholarship South Australian Indonesian Global Food Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia -
    2014 Scholarship Australia Awards Scholarship - Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2014 - 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
    2008 - 2012 Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor Indonesia Bachelor of Economics
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Akzar, R., Peralta, A., & Umberger, W. (2024). Understanding dis-adoption of technologies by smallholder dairy farmers in Indonesia. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 1-31.
    DOI
    2023 Azkar, R., Umberger, W., & Peralta, A. (2023). Understanding heterogeneity in technology adoption among Indonesian smallholder dairy farmers. Agribusiness: an international journal, 39(2), 347-370.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2
    2023 Akzar, R., Peralta, A., & Umberger, W. (2023). Adoption of dairy feed technology bundles improves smallholder dairy farmers' milk production. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 19 pages.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2024 Taylor, E. B., Lyne, I., & Akzar, R. (2024). Gender and the social impacts of rural mobile finance. In Women's Agency and Mobile Communication Under the Radar (pp. 71-83). Routledge.
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Darma, R., Akzar, R., Tenriawaru, A. N., Zain, A. M. M., Degong, M. I. A., & Usman, A. (2021). Potential incomes and sustainable agriculture from the brown sugarcane production. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 681 (pp. 012050-1-012050-6). Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Akzar, R., & Amandaria, R. (2021). Climate change effects on agricultural productivity and its implication for food security. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 681 (pp. 012059-1-012059-9). Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Darma, R., Tenriawaru, A. N., Rahmadanih., Viantika, N. M., Amiruddin, A., & Akzar, R. (2020). Food and energy development based on local potency, environmental degradation, and global perspectives. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 575 (pp. 012013). IOP Publishing.
    DOI
    2020 Akzar, R., Amiruddin, A., Amandaria, R., Rahmadanih., & Darma, R. (2020). Local foods development to achieve food security in Papua Province, Indonesia. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 575 (pp. 012014). IOP Publishing.
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    2020 Viantika, N. M., Darma, R., Amrullah, A., & Akzar, R. (2020). Partnership system on rice farm-based pumping irrigation in Wajo District, Indonesia. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 575 (pp. 10 pages). Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing.
    DOI
    2020 Akzar, R., Umberger, W., & Peralta, A. (2020). The synergistic effects of multiple dairy feed technologies on Indonesian smallholder dairy farmers. In Australasian Agricultural and Resources Economics Society 64th Annual Conference. Perth.
    2019 Akzar, R., Umberger, W., & Peralta, A. (2019). Adoption of multiple dairy farming technologies by Indonesian smallholder dairy farmers: A latent class analysis approach. In The 63rd AARES Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Akzar, R., Peralta, A., Umberger, W., & Hetherington, J. (2018). Simultaneous Decisions of Indonesian Smallholder Dairy Farmers Adoption of Multiple on Farm-level Innovations. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 62th AARES Annual Conference. Adelaide Australia.
    2018 Yargop, R. L., Akzar, R., & Umberger, W. (2018). A study on Smallholder Inclusive Agrifood Value Chains in South East Asia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2016 Akzar, R., Permani, R., Wahida., & Umberger, W. (2016). Understanding Indonesian Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Multiple Farm-Level Innovations. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 60th AARES Annual Conference. Canberra , Australia.
    2016 Akzar, R., Permani, R., Wahida., & Umberger, W. (2016). Understanding Indonesian Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Multiple Farm-Level Innovations. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 15th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association. Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2023 Hetherington, J., Umberger, W., & Akzar, R. (2023). Final Report: Improving milk supply, competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder dairy chains in Indonesia (IndoDairy) (FR2023-005). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • Position: Full time
  • Phone: 83133702
  • Email: rida.akzar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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