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International Conference on Economic Transformation, Agriculture and Rural Development

Economic development critically involves diversification and structural transformation dynamic reallocation of resources from less productive to more productive sectors and activities. There are major differences across regions and countries in the degree to which they have succeeded in diversifying and transforming their economies, including their speed and pathways of economic transformation.  Traditional growth theory explains wealth creation as a structural transformation process. Countries create wealth and become rich during the process of economic growth by producing more of higher-valued goods. During the process, the economy moves from a status where most economic activities are concentrated in agriculture and rural areas to a situation where industrial and other urban-based activities become dominant. Diversification and structural transformation are often underpinned by reforms and policy measures that are general in scope, such as improving the quantity and quality of infrastructure and creating enabling environment in the economy. Human capital, financial development, and digitalization are also considered as particular concern to those economies progressing economic transformation.

One of the global challenges of the ongoing economic transformation is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had an unprecedented multidimensional impact on the economies. Covid-19 pandemic are historically different from other food or health crises, considering that the pandemic causes massive, simultaneous and global supply and demand shocks. Performance from the macroeconomic aspect shows that the majority of developing countries. As an illustration, the Indonesian economy in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019 experienced a growth contraction of 2.19 percent (y-on-y). Nevertheless, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) (2020) stated that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Indonesian agricultural sector in the fourth quarter of 2020 continued to grow 2.59 percent year on year (yoy), in which the main supporting sub-sector was food crops by 10 percent. 0.47 percent and followed by horticulture at 7.85 percent. BPS publications on economic growth increasingly show that the agricultural sector is a cushion during the economic recession due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the important consideration is the condition of people’s purchasing power which has decreased due to the pandemic, the problem of food access if not anticipated and handled properly can become a serious problem.

Another trend that occurs in the majority of developing countries is an increase in unemployment, poverty, and income inequality. The decline in some of these inclusive economic indicators raises serious concerns about food security and malnutrition. Vulnerability will be higher when the focus of the discussion is directed at the poor and food insecure groups. This multidimensional vulnerability has prompted many countries to take various actions to protect the economy from the crisis.

In addition to above problems, economic growth also happens at the expense of environment and natural resource degradation and depletion. Land conversion and soil degradation continues without control driven by the growth of non-agricultural sectors. Deforestation and loss of biodiversity occur due to the expansion of crop plantations, illegal logging, mining and so on. Scarcity is also encountered by fisheries due to ecologically-unfriendly fishing techniques and gears. These are of problems that occur as the consequence of economic growth which obviously threat human life for the present and the future.

This condition raises a question on how sustain does our economy to support the people’s living. A global framework, Sustainable Development Goals, has been established to become the primary reference for countries in the world for balancing economic, social and environmental goals. How effective are policies implemented in Indonesia in achieving the SDGs and what can be done in the future to achieve these goals? These questions motivate us to organize International Conference with the theme of “on Economic Transformation, Agriculture, and Rural Development”. We aim at providing some recommendations for economic development in Indonesia in the frame of SDGs.

Date and Place
Targeted Participants
Post Conference Training


New Abstract submission : 14 November 2021

Old Abstract submission : 10 November 2021
Notification of results : 21 November 2021
Parallel sessions : 29-30 November 2021
Post Conference training : 1 December 2021

Best Paper Prize USD $ 1000


This event comprises two main sessions on plenary and parallel sessions with the following sub themes:

  1. Structural Transformation,
  2. Rural Transformation,
  3. Financial Transformation,
  4. Inclusive Rural Development,
  5. Gender Issues and Women Empowerment in Rural Development,
  6. Economic Transformation and Environment,
  7. Innovation and Technology Adoption in Agriculture,
  8. Digital Economy for Rural and Agriculture Development,
  9. Agriculture Entrepreneurship,
  10. Food System and Commodity Value Chain.

This event will also have a conference training as a side event.

This conference will primarily benefit policy-making process and various groups, including international academia, government agencies who are decision or policy makers, representatives from the private sectors, experts and research centers who are also prospective participants of the conference. Through participation in this event, participants will gain an understanding of strategies to support efforts to achieve Economic Transformation, Agriculture, and Rural Development

Date and Place

  • The conference will be held on 29-30 November 2021 for main event and 1 December 2021 for post conference training. All of the sessions will be conducted via hybrid using dual modes consisting on site and Zoom Meeting Platform.

Targeted Participants

We aim at having 200 participants from universities, research centers, governmental offices, NGOs and public who will contribute in the presentation and discussions during the conference.

Publication and Trainer

There is possibility to publish selected papers for a special issue in Journal of Integrative Agriculture (Scopus Q1).
The papers selected and submitted to JIA will also be reviewed by the external reviews.

Session 1: Economic Growth and Rural Development: Basic Theory and Practice.

Professor Yu Sheng, China Centre for Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Peking University

Session 2: The Effect of Gender Inequality on Rural Transformation: Evidence from China

Assistant Professor Kaixing Huang, China Centre for Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Peking University


Prof. Bustanul Arifin

Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Lampung (UNILA), Indonesia

Perry Warjiyo, Ph. D

Governor of Bank Indonesia* waiting for confirmation

Dr. (H.C.) Ir. H. Suharso Monoarfa

Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia

Prof. Jill J. McCluskey

Director and Regents Professor, School Of Economic Sciences ,Washington State University, USA

Prof. Maximo Torero

Chief Economist FAO

Prof. Jikun Huang

Professor of Agricultural Economics, China Center for Agricultural Policy (CCAP) Peking University.

Prof. Christopher Findlay

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

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Schedule ICETRA FEM 2021 29 - 30 November and 1 December 2021