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Food Security, Nutrition and Agrarian Change in Indonesia


For a middle income country, Indonesia experiences surprisingly high levels of stunting and malnutrition.  The relationship between income levels and food security is evidently not an entirely linear one, and this poses a serious development dilemma for Indonesia. 

The supervisory team for this project also includes Professor Bill Pritchard.


Associate Professor Jeffrey Neilson, Professor Bill Pritchard.

Research location

School of Geosciences

Program type



This project would examine the nutritional paradox Indonesia experiences through a study of malnutrition and its relationship to self-provisioning, livelihood strategy and other social factors.

Additional information

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2448

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