join us to congratulate Prof. Fahmuddin Agus, a representative of the ASB Partnership Global Steering Group on his inauguration as a research professor in
hydrology and soil conservation. The inauguration was held by The Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia and
Indonesian Sciences Institute (LIPI) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia on September 26th, 2012.
Prof. Fahmuddin (left) being congratulated by familyDuring his inauguration, Prof. Fahmuddin talked about Soil
and Carbon Conservation for Climate Change Mitigation to Support
Sustainable Agricultural Development.
He emphasized the importance of low carbon
degraded lands for agricultural expansion and avoiding the use of forest
and peatland for agricultural development. He also pointed out several
mitigation options that potentially contribute to economic
development, agricultural and environmental sustainability. These
include rehabilitation of degraded lands for plantations, intensification of
agriculture, especially among the smallholders and soil organic matter
management. He added that appropriate selection of the options of
mitigation-adaptation interface will contribute to Indonesia's national pledge of 26%
emission reduction by 2020.
in Bukittinggi, Sumatera, Fahmuddin earned
his BS degree from Andalas University in Indonesia in 1983. His
master and doctoral degrees in soil
science were from North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, USA in 1989 and 1993.
He is a senior soil scientist at Indonesian
Soil Research Institute (ISRI). He coordinates ISRI’s climate change related
research under the ASB Partnership consortium and under the national research programme. He is also
actively engaged in sustainable natural resources management and
climate change mitigation fora, including the Roundtable
for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and a lead author of the 2013 IPCC Supplement on Wetland