Community management of biosecurity 


Dr Kaler Surata and Ms Ibu Eka provide a seminar on ‘Community management of biosecurity’, on Wednesday 12 November from 12pm to 1pm.

Charles Darwin University’s CRC Plant Biosecurity and the University of Mahasaraswati Indonesia have collaborated in establishing an international project to identify processes to proactively work with local communities to develop models and strategies for reducing the risks posed by plant pests and diseases.

Two of the key researchers are visiting Australia and the Social Partnerships in Learning Research Consortium will host a seminar to share their research.

Dr Kaler Surata is a senior lecturer and researcher in ecological education, Universitas Mahasaraswati. Dr Kaler is the senior Indonesian research partner in the CRC National Plant Biosecurity project (CRC NPS) ('Community Management of Biosecurity') which CDU is coordinating in Indonesia.

The project is examining all aspects of the ways communities learn and solve problems. He will report on the research outcomes of the two sites located in Bali –one in Legian, a major tourist destination, the other set in remote and rural Bali.

Ibu Eka is a lecturer in women’s empowerment at the Universitas Mahasaraswati, and the CRC NPB Indonesian PhD scholar involved in the same research as Dr Kaler. Eka reports on her research in the two sites in Bali where her data collection has occurred.

This seminar takes place in room 23.51, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University.