INREF Smart-in-Ag Summer School 2022

Smart farming towards sustainable protein production: An interdisciplinary approach to improved protein production

18-22 July 2022, Bogor (Indonesia)


The competition for land is fierce in Indonesia given the rising population and booming economic conditions. This makes simply expanding agricultural production impossible and raises questions about how smart farming technologies improve the economic efficiency, animal welfare and the environmental impact of agricultural production. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this summer school aims to study smart farming technologies from several scientific angles, such as (i) systems thinking, including the adoption of technology from a social system perspective, (ii) the economics of smart farming, (iii) ICT, data management and infrastructure, and (iv) the environmental aspects of smart farming.

This 5-day summer school is organised by IPB University and Wageningen University & Research as part of SMART in Ag project (Please see below). It adopts a hybrid teaching format, indicating that some activities will be presented in real life while other activities will be pre-recorded or broadcasted online.


Target group and learning outcomes

The course is oriented towards PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and others with background in smart farming in agriculture and who are interested in interdisciplinary research.

After successful completion of this course, students are able to:

  • Understand the importance of interdisciplinarity in making impact with smart farming
  • Apply the basics of methodologies used in various disciplines
  • Integrate and evaluate these methodologies into a holistic and transdisciplinary approach



The Summer School will be held hybrid teaching on 18-22 July 2022



The number of participants is limited to 40 participants for offline and unlimited for online.



Wageningen University & Research
Prof.Dr.Ir. Henk Hogeveen
Dr. Mariska van der Voort
Prof.Dr. DS (Spencer) Moore Jr
Prof.Dr.Ir. SJ (Simon) Oosting
Dr.Ir. CE (Corina) van Middelaar
Dr. HT (Thomas) Slijper, MSc

IPB University
– Prof. Dr Ir Iskandar Z Siregar, MForSc, IPU, ASEAN Eng
– Prof. Dr. Indra Jaya, M.Sc
– Dr. Eko Ruddy Cahyadi, S.Hut., M.M
– Dr. Yeni Herdiyeni
– Dr. Sahara, S.P., M.Si.
– Dr.Windi Al Zahra
– Dr. Raden Dikky Indrawan, S.P., M.M


Course fee

Offline fee. Fee waivers are available. Please find the link for registration.

  • Offline USD 70 (Foreign) / IDR 1.000.000 (Local) – Excluded accommodation and travel. The committee will advise accommodation and travelling recommendation
  • *Online – *)Upon Request


Course materials

Reading materials prepared by the authors will be sent to participants in advance of the course. Scientific articles and other accompanying materials will be distributed during the course.


Requirements and ECTS

Participants will present five group assignment at the end of each group session, which in turn makes them eligible to obtain the amount of 3 ECTS. Participants receive a certificate after successful completion of the summer school.


Project Information

Smart-In-Ag (short for Smart Indonesian Agriculture) is a joint research program between Wageningen University and Research and IPB University in Indonesia, together with State Agriculture Polytechnic in Kupang, and several industrial partners: Single Spark, e-Fishery, WorldFish, and Dairy Pro Indonesia. It is funded by INREF and LPDP. Additionally, project partners add to the funding by in-kind contributions. The project is structured as follows: three topic lines (decision support, dairy data collection, and fish data collection) are combined with five disciplines (economic efficiency, environmental sustainability, system infrastructure, uptake & social system, data & algorithms). Nine PhD students are executing the work and are supervised by researchers from Wageningen University and IPB University. For more information on regarding the project and the description of the PhD projects, please visit the Smart-In-Ag website at:



– Transferable course credit (2 credits)
– Expert lectures
– Class discussions
– Certificate



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Registration and Payment Deadline on 08 July 2022