Researchers at Faculty of Social Sciences Target International Food and Agribusiness Management (The mediated partnership model for sustainable coffee production: experiences from Indonesia)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week — Data detailed on Business – International Food and Agribusiness Management have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Semarang, Indonesia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, “This study demonstrates how a bottom-up agricultural development project, rooted in the practices of the smallholders and their (local) networks, might relate to global sustainability standards and certification schemes. Such an initiative starts with the economic interests of the farmers and may result in sustainability certification afterwards.”
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Faculty of Social Sciences, “An approach was investigated to implement more sustainable coffee production at the local level in Indonesia – the Mediated Partnership Model (Motramed). We conceptualize this model, initiated by an Indonesian research institute, as a form of collaborative governance to create a new, more sustainable management practice. We particularly focus on four critical mechanisms in the partnering process: defining a common problem, building trust, exploring collaborative advantages, and establishing a leadership role. Empirical research was conducted in three regions: Bali, Flores, and Java.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “We define several critical factors that need to be addressed to further develop similar bottom-up partnerships for more varied agricultural commodities.”
For more information on this research see: The mediated partnership model for sustainable coffee production: experiences from Indonesia. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2017;20(5):689-708. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review can be contacted at: Wageningen Academic Publishers, PO Box 220, Wageningen, 6700 Ae, Netherlands.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Wijaya, Semarang State Univ, Fac Social Sci, Dept. of Sociol &Anthropol, Semarang 50229, Indonesia. Additional authors for this research include P. Glasbergen and S. Mawardi.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2017.0021. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
Keywords for this news article include: Semarang, Indonesia, Asia, International Food and Agribusiness Management, Business, Agricultural, Agriculture, Faculty of Social Sciences.
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