Sacha Amaruzaman

Sacha Amaruzaman

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


My research will explore the sustainable adaptation potential for the smallholders in the socio-ecological upland of Indonesia. Using the agronomic and experimental economic approaches, I will identify the vulnerability aspects of the smallholders from the socio-economic (market, regulation, social capitals, etc.) and biophysical (climate and environmental change, ecosystem services) perspectives, and the smallholders' existing adaptation practices to cope with the vulnerability.

My research activity will be linked with IndoGreen, a research project in Indonesia managed by the Centre for Global Food and Resources of the University of Adelaide, funded by ACIAR starting from 2018-2012. The project involves the national and international institutions working in Indonesia, such as the Indonesian Centre for Agricultural Socio-economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS) of the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Indonesia country program, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia program

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Amaruzaman, S., Bardsley, D. K., & Stringer, R. (2022). Reflexive policies and the complex socio-ecological systems of the upland landscapes in Indonesia. Agriculture and Human Values, 39(2), 683-700.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Amaruzaman, S., Hoan, D. T., Catacutan, D., Leimona, B., & Malesu, M. (2022). Polycentric Environmental Governance to Achieving SDG 16: Evidence from Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa. Forests, 13(1), 20 pages.
    DOI
    2018 McGrath, F. L., Erbaugh, J. T., Leimona, B., Amaruzaman, S., Rahadian, N. P., & Carrasco, L. R. (2018). Green without envy: How social capital alleviates tensions from a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program in Indonesia. Ecology and Society, 23(4), 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5
    2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona, B., van Noordwijk, M., & Lusiana, B. (2017). Discourses on the performance gap of agriculture in a green economy: a Q-methodology study in Indonesia. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 13(1), 233-247.
    DOI Scopus14
    2015 Leimona, B., Lusiana, B., Van Noordwijk, M., Mulyoutami, E., Ekadinata, A., & Amaruzaman, S. (2015). Boundary work: Knowledge co-production for negotiating payment for watershed services in Indonesia. Ecosystem Services, 15, 45-62.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS33
    2014 Villamor, G. B., Desrianti, F., Akiefnawati, R., Amaruzaman, S., & van Noordwijk, M. (2014). Gender influences decisions to change land use practices in the tropical forest margins of Jambi, Indonesia. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(6), 733-755.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS26
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2015 Leimona, B., Amaruzaman, S., Arifin, B., Yasmin, F., Hasan, F., Agusta, H., . . . Frias, J. (2015). Indonesia’s ‘Green Agriculture’ Strategies and Policies: Closing the Gap between Aspirations and Application. Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona B., & Rahadian NP. (2017). Role of intermediaries in the Payment for Environmental Services Scheme: Lessons learnt in the Cidanau watershed, Indonesia. In Namirembe, S, Leimona, B, van Noordwijk, M, & Minang, P (Eds.), Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
    2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona, B., & Rahadian, N. P. (2017). Maintain the Sustainability of PES Program: Lessons learnt from PES implementation in Sumberjaya, Way Besay Watershed, Indonesia. In Namirembe, S, Leimona, B, van Noordwijk, M, & Minang, P (Eds.), Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes. Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2015 Amaruzaman, S., Lusiana, B., & Leimona, B. (2015). Vulnerability of smallholder farmers and their preferences on farming practices in Buol District, Indonesia. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
    DOI
    2015 Lusiana, B., Tanika, L., Amaruzaman, S., & Leimona, B. (2015). Potential and challenges in developing co-investment for ecosystem services schemes in Buol district, Indonesia. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
    DOI

Australia Awards Indonesia Scholarship

  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2017 - 2018 USAID - Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability (BIJAK) Programme Bijak Programme Conservation and environment Indonesia
    2012 - 2012 World Vision International Timor Leste Office Farming and related Timor-Leste

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