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International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management

International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management (IJFEM)

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  • The assessment on the livelihood sustainability of tea smallholders in Central Java Province, Indonesia   Order a copy of this article
    by Megita Ryanjani Tanuputri, Hu Bai 
    Abstract: Tea agribusiness contributes on the rural community development in Indonesia. However, it is recently losing its competitiveness in global market due to low productivity and quality, while the uncertainties of livelihood sustainability influence smallholders effort to overcome those problems. This study aims to comprehend and assess the livelihood of tea smallholders in the rural area of Central Java Province by considering the inherent complexities of poverty. Moreover, this analytical study was conducted on four regency areas. The value chain analysis, business process analysis and sustainable livelihood framework were elaborated based on in-depth interview with the respondents. This study reveals that smallholders livelihood outcomes are remaining in the basic level to satisfy their basic needs, showing that economic sustainability on tea smallholders is an obstacle to deliberately achieve social and environmental sustainability. Therefore, this study reinforced that collaboration, coordination and participation among the stakeholders help to strengthen the overall supply chain.
    Keywords: Indonesian tea; tea smallholders; livelihood assessment; sustainable livelihood; tea supply chain; Indonesia.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2020.10042433
  • Knee problems and possible support for rehabilitation   Order a copy of this article
    by Ahmad Arsalan, Mohammad Fahal Yunus, Abdul Samad, Abid Ali Khan 
    Abstract: Knee problems like knee osteoarthritis/sit-to-stand transition around the globe are increasing due to ageing, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, etc. The prevalence of these problems is also high. Physical therapy, knee braces, and knee supports are preferred nonpharmacological and nonsurgical treatments for these problems. Proper equipment like knee braces, caps, and knee immobilizers help relieve symptoms of various knee problems, but people are still unaware of their effectiveness. Doctors and medical workers should find the best way to educate people regarding these aspects. This systematic review aimed to relate the importance of available methods for relieving pain in sit-to-stand transition with the prevalence of knee problems that cause such pain. At the same time, treatment with knee bracing has shown promising results to some extent, with which more research and innovation can be used to provide better care to patients with any knee problem.
    Keywords: knee osteoarthritis; ligament injuries; sit-to-stand transition; knee fracture; patella dislocation; knee braces.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2021.10049425