Natural resources are at the heart of global sustainability and ecosystem health. On the one hand, access to and quality of natural resources influence human and environmental well-being. On the other hand, human decisions and changing economic preferences impact on the quality and distribution of natural resources. Current challenges to socio-ecological systems, such as food scarcity, energy poverty, environmental degradation and social inequality are complex phenomena which cannot be explained using linear thinking and causalities. These symptoms can be seen, though, as properties of acutely or chronically unhealthy systems. In future, natural resources management must become more sustainable, fair and must respect natural boundaries. This ultimately requires coordinated changes in economic, social, cultural and political domains. We argue that change agents with the capacity to formulate conceptually sound, authentic and value driven messages are essential in this process.
Joglo is a traditional house originated from Java - Indonesia, specially Central Java and Yogyakarta. The traditional 19th century vernacular joglo houses of the Javanese people were wooden frame buildings designed to represent the best of human traits. Joglos are distinguished by their trapezium shaped roofs, each with a tall and steep central section designed to mimic a mountain. According to Javanese philosophy, to succeed and get the top, you have to start from the bottom. Success is not an overnight thing but a journey through steps and responsible actions. By considering all of the reasons above, we decided to give the name our team is 'JOGLO'. We are from 4 nationalities (Indonesia, Netherlands, Cambodia, Thailand) and also 4 Universities (Gadjah Mada University - Indonesia, BOKU - Austria, Royal University of Agriculture - Cambodia, and Kasetsart University - Thailand). We assume that to feed 9 billion people we need to know how to understand underlying patterns and rules of the production system, discover potentials for transitions and learn how to create incentives for change. Hence, we are join TFF Challenge 2015/2016 to create a better world for all of us and future generations