PhD Research 8: Dian Afriyanti

Future trends in palm oil production and ecosystem services supply - an integrated assessment.

Dian Afriyanti will explore future scenarios for the palm oil sector at the middle and longer range. The analysis will include an interpretation of existing global scenarios and national trends for (farming and eco-) systems, commodity chains and governance mechanisms in Indonesia and Thailand.

Different scenarios will be analyzed with respect to their impact on environmental sustainability and equity at the level of farming and ecosystems. This research will be conducted in a participatory way through collaboration with selected stakeholders in order to ensure that the developed scenarios will be supported by the palm oil sector.