Please send the full paper to: skpm@apps.ipb.ac.id, with email subject: RUSET Full Paper_Topic*_Name of the first author. The full paper has to be submitted on December 15, 2018, at 23.59 WIB.

(*Topic: agrarian and ecology; community development; communication and agricultural extension)


Most of Indonesian population live in rural areas, and most of poor people also live in rural areas, namely 13.47% in rural and 7.26 in urban (BPS, 2018). Rural community as well as ecology have changed or transformed fundamentally within the last decades. Many factors contribute to these transformation, such as development programs from the government as well as from private and NGOs, diffusion of information technology, development of transportation facilities, rise of education and health levels, interaction with “outsiders”, and so on…. Read More

Conference Objectives

This conference aim to:

  1. Updating information and data as well as ideas, concepts, and theories of the social, economic, cultural and ecological transformation of the rural community from an agrarian, communication and community development perspectives.
  2. Updating research status of the rural development to decrease the gap between science and policy.

*) Note : Good quality papers will be included in the proceeding book (Scopus Index)

Keynote Speaker Presentation

TRANSFORMATION OF VILLAGE SOCIAL ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT (Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Region, and Transmigration)

Decolonizing the “rural:” Rural economies and radical democracies in sustaining futures (Mohan J. Dutta)

Agrarian Reform Land Control, Governance and Agrarian Conflict in Indonesia (William L. Collier)

 RUSET 2018  Gallery

International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives

Invited Speakers

Eko Putro Sandjojo, BSEE, MBA

Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions And Transmigration, Republic of Indonesia

Prof. Mohan Dutta

Dean’s Chair in Communication, Massey University, New Zealand

William Collier, Ph.D

 Independent Researcher of Rural Socio-economic

Conference Topics

The conference will cover topics as listed below (but not necessarily limited to):

Communication & Agricultural Extension

  • Digital Communication for Rural Development
  • Conflict and Trans Cultural Communication
  • Risk and Environmental Communication
  • Communication and Social Movement
  • Family Communication

Agrarian & Ecology

  • Land Grab and Monocrop Expansions
  • Rural Livelihood Vulnerability
  • Agrarian Reform and Peasant Movement
  • Natural Resources Governance
  • Migration and Development

Community Development

  • Social Conflict and Social Movement
  • Digital Community
  • Poverty and Community Resilience
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Rural Decentralization and Democracy

Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

20 October 2018

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

30 October 2018

Registration Deadline

1 November 2018

Conference Days

IPB International Convention Center

November, 14-15, 2018

In Association With: