I Wayan Mudita

University Fellow

Dr. I Wayan Mudita is the Deputy Rector for Partnership of Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. As the Deputy Rector for Partnership, Wayan is responsible for developing and managing collaboration between the university and external institutions at local, national, and international levels. Before holding the current position, Wayan was the Director of the Centre for Forestry and Arboretum Research and Development and the Director of the Center for Research on the Environment and Natural Resources. As a lecture he teaches crop protection and plant biosecurity related subjects at the Faculty of Agriculture and environmental science and biodiversity related subject at the Graduate Programme of the university.

Research Interests

Wayan has education backgrounds in crop protection, plant pathology, environmental science, and plant biosecurity. He has engaged in many research projects in the area of integrated pest management, agro-ecology, environmental impact analysis and plant biosecurity. He is among the first in Indonesia who has formal education background in plant biosecurity and since then has been in the forefront of plant biosecurity research and networking in the country. His PhD focuses on governance and community engagement in protecting local crops in remote areas of West Timor from pest and disease incursion. His current research interests include:

  • Plant biosecurity governance and engagement
  • Community engagement using mobile communication and social media
  • Local crop biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity, biosecurity and food security relationship
  • Integrated pests management

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Research Projects

Current Projects

Mudita, I W., Benu, F.L., Pandie, D.B.W., & Pekuwali, U.L. (2016). Evaluasi Kinerja Pembangunan Daerah Tahun 2016 (Evaluation of Regional Development Performance 2015). Report submitted to Indonesian National Development Planing Agency (BAPPENAS). Kupang: Universitas Nusa Cendana. AUD$25,174.

Mudita, I W., Henuk, J.B.D., & Natonis, R.L. (2016). Pengembangan sistem pertukaran informasi berbasis telepon seluler and media sosial terpadu mengenai hama dan penyakit jeruk di dataran tinggi Timor Barat (Development of an Integrated Mobile and Social Media Communication for Citrus Pest and Disease Community Awareness Raising in the Highland of West Timor). University Leadership Research Scheme. Kupang: Nusa Cendana University. AUD$10,070.

Mudita, I W., Natonis, R.L., & Henuk, J.B.D., (2016). Menjalin komunikasi dan pertukaran informasi mengenai hama dan penyakit jeruk keprok soe melalui telepon seluler dan media sosial dengan masyarakt di dataran tinggi Timor Barat (Engaging local communities for communication and information sharing of citrus pests and diseases using mobile phone and social media in the highland of West Timor). University Leadership Community Service Scheme. Kupang: Nusa Cendana. AUD$5,035.

Publications & Resources

Books

Mudita, I W., Adiningtyas, W., & Ratumakin, A.P. (2014). Pemetaan Pangan Lokal di Pulau Sabu-Raijua, Rote-Ndao, dan Lembata, serta Daratan Timor Barat [Local Food Crop Diversity for Supporting Food Security in Sabu-Raijua, Rote-Ndao, and Lembata Islands and in West Timor Mainland]. Kupang: Perkumpulan Pikul & Oxfam.

Fisher, R., Mudita, I W., Natonis, R.L., & Hobgen, S. (2013). Penilaian Dampak Penambangan Mangan: Materi Pelatihan untuk Proyek Penilaian Dampak Penambangan Mangan di Timor Barat [Impact Assessment of Manganese Mining: A Training Manual for Environmental Impact Assessment of Manganese Mining in West Timor]. Yogyakarta: Pohon Cahaya.

Benu, F.L., & Mudita, I.W. (2013). Revisitasi Lahan Kering [Dryland Revisited]. Jakarta: JP II Publishing House.

Book Chapters

Mudita, I.W. (2011). Crossing the Community–Government Border: The Case of Citrus Biosecurity Management in West Timor, Indonesia. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M.L. Ndoen (eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 65-92). Dordrech, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer. 

Wallace, R., Mudita, I.W., & Natonis, R.L. (2011). Engaging Biosecurity Workforces through Mobile Learning and Technologies in Community Management of Biosecurity Research. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M.L. Ndoen (eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 199-214). Dordrech, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer. 

Falk, I., Wallace, R., Ndoen, M.L., Surata, S.P.K., Royce, P., Mudita, I.W., Martiningsih, N.G.A.G.E., Litaay, T., Mampouw, H.L., Jayantini, I.G.A.S.R., Natonis, R.L. (2011). A Strategy for Managing Biosecurity across Borders. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M.L. Ndoen (eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 215-236). Dordrech, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer. 

Journal Articles

Falk, I., Surata, S.P.K., Mudita, I.W., Martiningsih, E. & Myers, B. (2008). Community Management of Biosecurity: Overview of Some Indonesian Studies. Special Co-publication of Kritis and Learning Communities: Community Management on Biosecurity, 2, 1-29.  

Benu, F.L., Mudita, I W., Aspatria, U., & Natonis, R.L. (2008). Pengembangan model perladangan tebas bakar untuk meningkatkan ketahanan pangan eks-penungsi Timor Timur di Kabupaten Belu, Provinsi NTT (Development of an improved swidden cultivation model for ex-East Timor refugees in Belu District, NTT. SOCA: Jurnal Sosial-Ekonomi Pertanian dan Agribisnis, 3(8), 251-328.

Mudita, I.W. & Naraheda, Z. (2003). Squash for soil cover and weed suppression in swidden cultivation. Media Exacta: Journal of Science and Enggineering, 4(2), 306-316.

Conference Papers & Presentations

Mudita, I.W. (2016). A Proposed Framework for Indonesian Plant Biosecurity Network. Keynote presentation at the National Coordination Meeting for Developing a National Network on Plant Biosecurity held by Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development. Bogor: Agency for Agricultural Research and Development.

Falk, I., & Mudita, I.W. (2015). Developing Bilateral Australian-Indonesian Plant Biosecurity Collaboration for Food Security in Dryland Areas. Oral presentation at the Third Trilateral University Roundtable Meeting held by Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

Mudita, I.W., Mau, Y.S., Markus, J.E.R, & Natonis, R.L. (2015). Science and technology initiatives: Use of ICTfor enhancing detection and early warning of threats to biosecurity, biodiversity, and food security. Thought eadership Paper presented at the 2015 Secure Food Futures: Biosecurity and Food Security Summit hosted by PBCRC in partnership with Mahasaraswati University, Satya Wacana Christian University, Nusa Cendana University, and Sam Ratulangi University & The Pacific Institute in Denpasar, Bali.

Mudita, I.W. (2014). Penguatan Ketahanan Pangan Berbasis Kearifan Lokal: Pemanfaatan Pangan Lokal untuk  Menunjang Gizi Keluarga (Strengthening Food Security Based on Local Knowledge: Use of local food crops to improve household nutrition). Oral presentation at the 2014 National Seminar on Public Health and Nutrition held by Faculty of Public Health, Nusa Cendana University.

Mudita, I.W. (2014). Peranan UNDANA dalam Penanggulangan Penyakit Zoonosis dengan Kerangka Pendekatan Biosecurity (Ketahanan Hayati) Menuju One Health (The Role of Nusa Cendana University in Zoonotic Disease Management using Biosecurity Approach within the framework of 'One Health' Paradigm). Keynote presentation at the 2014 National Seminar on Zoonotic Diasease Management held by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Nusa Cendana University.

Mudita, I.W. (2014). Tumbuhan Lokal sebagai Sumber Pangan: Mengembangkan Jenis-jenis Penting yang Selama ini Terabaikan untuk Mendukung Kedaulatan Pangan Masyarakat Lahan Kering Kepulauan (Local Crops as Food: Promoting neglected local food crops to support food sovereignty of dryland communities). Keynote presentation at the 2014 National Seminar on Dryland Agriculture held by Faculty of Agriculture, Nusa Cendana University.

Mudita, I.W. (2014): Biosecurity (Ketahanan Hayati): Perubahan paradigma perlindungan tanaman untuk menghadapi tantangan globalisasi [Ketahanan Hayati (Biosecurity): Paradigm shift needed in crop protection discipline to face globalization challenges]. Speech presented at the 2014 Nusa Cendana University Anniversary and Graduation Ceremony. Kupang: Nusa Cendana University. 

Mudita, I.W. (2013). Penyakit-penyakit Tanaman Jeruk, Jagung, dan Padi di Provinsi NTT. Diseases of Citrus, Maize, and Rice in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Keynote presentation at the 2013 Seminar on Quarantine Pest and Disease Surveylance in East Nusa Tenggara Province held by the Kupang First Class Quarantine Station. Kupang: Kupang First Class Quarantine Station

Mudita, I.W. (2012). Revisiting disease triangle: the role of social environment in community biosecurity management. Oral presentation at The 2012 Science Exchange held by CRCNPB in The Vine Resort, Swan Valley, WA, Australia, on 23-25 March. 2012

Mudita, I.W. (2011). Biosecurity governance: negotiating citrus biosecurity with local governments and communities in West Timor, Indonesia. Oral presentation at The 2011 Science Exchange held by CRCNPB in The Vine Resort, Adelaide, SA, Australia, on 2011

Mudita, I.W. (2009). Crossing the community-government communication border in managing citrus biosecurity in West Timor, Indonesia. Oral presentation at tThe 2009 Science Exchange held in Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia, on 22-24 Sep. 2009

Research Reports

Mudita, I.W., Benu, F.L., & Pandie, D.B.W. (2015). Evaluasi Kinerja Pembangunan Daerah Tahun 2015 (Evaluation of Regional Development Performance 2015). Report submitted to Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). Kupang: Research Institute of Nusa Cendana University.

Mudita, I.W., Heo, M., Asafa, Y.S., Hornmat, G.D.R., & Soeharly, F.W. (2013). Pemetaan Pangan Lokal di Pulau-Sabu-Raijua, Rote-Ndao, Lembata, dan Daratan Timor Barat (Kabupaten Kupang dan TTS) (Social Mapping of Local Food in Sabu-Raijua and Rote Ndao Islands and West Timor Mainland (Kupang and South Central Timor Districts). Report submitted to Oxfam. Kupang: Faculty of Agriculture of Nusa Cendana University..

Mudita, I.W. (2012). Environmental Assessment of Mango, Maize, Legumes, and Vegetable Value Chain in East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara, 2012. Report submitted to ACIAR. Kupang: Research Institute of Nusa Cendana University.

Suek, J., Lalel, H.D.J., Surayasa, M.T., & Mudita, I.W. (2011). Poverty Assessment Survey of Subsistent Farmers in West Timor, Indonesia, 2009-2011. Report submitted to World Bank. Kupang: Research Institute of Nusa Cendana University.

Mudita, I.W., & Muzamil, H. (2009). Management Plan of Nino Konis Santana National Park, Timor Leste. Report submitted to BirdLife International. Kupang: Research Institute of Nusa Cendana University

Media

Antara Bali.com (2012). Dr. Wayan Mudita Raih Academy Award (Dr. Wayan Mudita Received an Academy Award). http://bali.antaranews.com/berita/32276/dr-wayan-mudita-raih-academi-award

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Associate Supervision

  • Hannah Ling, PhD, Charles Darwin University">
  • Gillian Bogart, PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Professional Positions

  • Indonesian Focal Point on Plant Biosecurity Network

Awards

  • 2012 NTT Academia Award for Science and Engineering Category presented by the Director of NTT Academia Forum
  • 2007 Best Researcher in Agriculture Award presented by the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Nusa Cendana University 
  • 2007 Best University Researcher Award presented by the Rector of Nusa Cendana University. 
  • Recipient of the 2009 Indonesian National Competitive Research Fellowship on Food Security
  • Recipient of 2008-20012 Cooperative Research Centre for Plant Biosecurity Scholarship
I Wayan Mudita

Contacts

T: +62 813 3933 9775
E: pr4.undana@gmail.com

Nusa Cendana University
Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
Indonesia

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