Prof. Dr. Fahmuddin Agus

Land Resources, Climate and Environment

Fahmuddin Agus is a soil scientist at the Research Center for Horticulture and Plantation, Research Organization for Agriculture and Food, under the National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN). His previous affiliation was the Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil science from North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, USA, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. His BS degree in soil science was earned from Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia.

His recent research foci are on: 1.) Adaptation and mitigation of agriculture to climate change, especially in relation to soil management and land use changes. 2.) Management and greenhouse gas emissions from drained peatland. 3.) Yield gaps of rice, maize, and oil palm (

He involved in the national and international fora, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) (2009-2013); Principal Investigator of collaborative research on Multifunctionality of agriculture with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries  and ASEAN member countries (2000-2006); various collaborative research on agroforestry and climate change with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (2008-present); Principal Investigator for research on peat restoration – a collaborative project between Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development (ICALRRD) with York University, United Kingdom and several UK research institutions (2017-2019); Principal Coordinator of research on yield gap – a collaboration with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA (2007-2023); and he is a member of the Assessment Report (AR) VI of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (  (2005-2023).

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