1999-2003 • PhD researcher
PhD researcher in the project ‘Ecology, Demography and Economy of Nusantara’ at the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropologies (KITLV). I graduated at Wageningen University and Research Center in 2005. My research led to a revived interest in local breeds of cows, goats, sheep and horses. Local varieties offer possibilities to improve the farmer's income and agricultural systems in general. Fieldwork in three villages in East Java: July 2000 – January 2001, October 2001 - February 2002 and a few months of archival work in Jakarta.