Prof. Tahlim Sudaryanto is Senior Agricultural Economist and Research Professor at the Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS) under the Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Prior to his current position, he has held the following positions in the Ministry: Assistant Minister for International Cooperation; Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies; Director, Bureau of Planning and Finance; Executive Secretary, Directorate General of Food Crop Production; Director for Agro Socio-Economic Research and Development; Executive Secretary, Agency for Agricultural Research and Development; Agricultural Economist, Center for Agro Socio-Economic Research and Development.
During his career, he has also served as lecturer, advisory committee on thesis and dissertation research in both undergraduate and graduate program of several universities. As official of the Ministry of Agriculture, he has also participated as delegation on WTO negotiation, various committees and council meetings at the G20, FAO, UN-ESCAP, ASEAN forum, and other bilateral meetings. As senior scientist with broad managerial experiences he has been in charged as chairman or member of various committees or working groups dealing with strategic policy issues, development programs or research projects. Since 2006 he has served as a member of Technical Committee of the United Nation-Center for the Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (UNCAPSA).
He has written more than 120 articles published as book chapters, referred journals, conference proceedings, and articles in mass media. Thirty two (32) articles are written related to rice economy on various subjects, namely: the economics of irrigation, input use efficiency, technology impact assessment, market and trade, income and employment, supply-demand, policy analysis, and development model.