June 26, 2012 The members of this project participated in BRC (Borneo Research Council) Conference at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Borneo and held a special panel session. At the session we could have many positive feedback from the participants. Among others, we were pleased to get acquainted with the researchers from universities overseas. A member of the Australian National University gave us a frank observation to our presentation which encouraged us a lot. We were fortunate to have an opportunity to share our opinions with a research group who had a presentation called “Political Ecology of the Kapuas River” comprising a group of researchers of Universität Bonn and Universität […]
The group of Oil Palm Research Study will hold a session at upcoming Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies in Kyoto. Our fellow project member, Mr. Ubukata will present his study at this session meeting. 【Theme】 “The expansion of oil palm cultivation in Southeast Asia and the transformation of local communities” June 3,(Sun.)（3rd site：3rd fl. Room F303） 9:30 Overview 9:40 Report session 1 10:20 Report session 2 11:00 Report session 3 “Industrial ecology of oil palm and pulp: a comparative research case in Southeast Asia” Fumikazu Ubukata（Okayama University） 11:40 Commentary Discussion 12:30 Lunch Break The details of the program and access and information is here.
“Indonesian migrant workers: with particular reference in the oil palm plantation industries in Sabah, Malaysia” A seminar by Dr. Riwanto Tirtrosudarmo December 11, 2010 at CSEAS, Kyoto University On Dec. 11 2010, for the 15th Oil Palm Research Meeting at Kyoto University, we invited Dr. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) to share his thoughts and views. Since completing his doctorates at the Australian National University, Dr. Riwanto has been a senior research fellow of LIPI. His field of study is political demography and he has been studying population mobility in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. In this meeting, he introduced his latest study outcomes, the circumstances […]
An Overview of Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Hiromitsu Samejima（CSEAS, Kyoto University) East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) can be divided into following land categories in general¹ 1. Government land 1.1 Natural reserves such as national parks 1.2 Concessions (the lease of commercial exploitation rights) managed by private companies 1.2.1 Logging management in natural forests (selective logging) 1.2.2 Industrial tree plantation (Plantations of fast-grow- ing trees species (ex. Acacia mangium) 1.2.3 Oil palm plantations 2. Private property mainly employing the shifting cultiva- tion system of hill padi ¹There is some land that is earmarked for other use, but the area is small. In sparsely populated East Malaysia, the major part of […]
Feedback on Preliminary Research in Sarawak, Malaysia Yucho Sadamichi (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) I have been working on environmental assessment, called Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and in particular on the analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions resulting from the use of biofuels. LCA is based on a cradle-to-grave approach, covering land preparation, cultivation, transportation, biomass-to-energy conversion, distribution and consumption in the case of biofuels. In the past couple of years, I have visited factories and plantations in Southeast Asia to conduct LCA analyses for enterprises and governments, mainly focusing on how to reduce GHG emissions induced by their activities. This year I joined this […]