Implementing Rural Sciences for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement


International Seminar on Rural Sociology and Community Development

Rural livelihood tend to be characterized by risks, shocks and stresses such as natural disaster-caused risks (earthquake, drought or flood), social conflict impacts, changing market prices, etc. The poor group is often the most vulnerable people to these though coping and risk management strategies are widespread. Therefore, the key to achieving of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to Coonrod (2016) is to unleash wisdom, creativity and productivity of the one billion poor individuals currently living in rural areas.

Rural areas have pivotal role in every nation’s economic development due to the mostly of population living there in (about 46 % of the world’s total population) as well as their influence on global agriculture and food security issues. Currently, rural development in MICs are still struggling with the complexity of population poverty are indicated by low income, lack access to basic needs services and limited infrastructures. Ervin (2017) summarized that 1 billion of the 1.4 billion people living on less than $1.25 dollars a day live in rural areas where agriculture is their primary livelihood.

Welcome Speech

International Seminar on Rural Sociology and Community Development
Dr. Zulkieflimansyah, S.E.M.Sc.
(Governor, West Nusa Tenggara Province)

Dear all keynote speakers and all seminar participants. First of all, let me welcome you to our beloved province, West Nusa Tenggara. We have two relatively big islands, Lombok and Sumbawa. And there…

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Rosiady Sayuti, Ph.D.
(Former Vice President of ARSA)

On behalf of all committee member of the International Seminar, I am very proud to welcome all of you to the International Seminar of Rural Sociology and Community Development, 2019. This seminar is…

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Prof. Dr. Lalu Husni, SH. M.Hum.
(Rector of Mataram University)

Dear all, On behalf of the academic committee of Mataram University, I welcome you all to our beloved campus and the world best halal tourism destination, Lombok Island. I believe that any small piece…

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International Seminar on Rural Sociology and Community Development


International Seminar on Rural Sociology and Community Development
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About Lombok

Lombok Island is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara which is separated by the Lombok Strait from Bali in the western part and the Alas Strait to the east of Sumbawa. Thousand mosque island is a nickname for this island, has a mountain and beautiful scenery in Asia which is equipped with a row of beaches, and the Sasak tribe is a native tribe of this island that has a unique culture. In 2016 Lombok Island won two prestigious awards namely the World's Best Halal Honeymoon Destination and the World's Best Halal Tourism defeating other Muslim countries in the World Halal Tourism Award.


Jl. Majapahit No.62, Gomong, Selaparang, Kota Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83115


Phone 1 : +62 859 545 556 21

Phone 2 : +62 877 124 118 10

Email : isrc@ntbprov.go.id