Mapping Agricultural Competitiveness of Indonesia
National macro-economic conditions face increasingly challenging future, and global economy will be increasingly integrated. In open economic, Indonesian domestic market is strongly associated with the interstate development of increasingly liberal. By opening domestic market similar agricultural import products will more easily get into the country, which would be a threat and inhibit the growth opportunities of agricultural products. This was conveyed by Dr. Saktyanu K. Dermoredjo at ICASEPS Coffee Morning event held at ICASEPS Office on Friday, 12 December 2014.
Focus Group Discussion "Policy Formulation Supporting the Achievement of Rice, Corn, and Soybean Self-Sufficiency 2017"
The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) conducted Focus Group Discussion (FGD) entitled “Policy Formulation Supporting the Achievement of Rice, Corn, and Soybean Self-Sufficiency 2017” on Thursday (4 December 2014) at ICASEPS Bogor. The FGD generated the policy formulation as an input to the “Working Cabinet” in achieving food self-sufficiency program. The FGD was lead by the secretary of IAARD, while the resource persons were Dr. Rusman Heriawan, Dr. Ahmad Suryana, and Dr. Syahyuti.
Focus Group Discussion " Technology Transfer Supporting Sustainable Agriculture"
The transfer of agricultural technology is required to support the improvements of production and productivity as well as the sustainable income of farmers. However, the majority of farmers in Indonesia are smallholders who mostly do not have sufficient resources to adopt modern technology. Efforts on identifying the various problems and constraints as well as formulating alternative solutions related to the transfer of agricultural technology become very important. It is purposed that technologies produced by researchers of IAARD (Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development) would be able to adopt by users maximally.
National Seminar on the World Food Day 2014 “Agricultural Bioindustry-Based Potential Local Food”
As activity series to commemorate the 34th World Food Day, the National Seminar was conducted on 4 November 2014 at Clarion Hotel Makassar, South Sulawesi. There were 300 participants namely academia, researchers, experts, bureaucrats, practitioners, and NGO (Non-Government Organization) members attending this seminar.
Successful Working Visit of Minister of Agriculture to the Center for Rice Research in Sukamandi
On 30 September 2014, the Minister of Agriculture conducted working visit to the Center for Rice Research in Sukamandi, West Java. This working visit involved the director and echelon II officers of IAARD including director of ICASEPS. The minister expressed that the political spirit of food sovereignty should be reflected in the budget policy. It is estimated that at the time of the beginning work of the ministry of agriculture requires about Rp 24 trillion for food self-sufficiency program.
Competitiveness of Selected Food Corps of Indonesia: A Policy Analysis Matrix Approach
On 25 September 2014, ICASEPS conducted a routine seminar in the office of ICASEPS at Jalan Ahmad Yani 70 Bogor. The presenter and lead discussant of the seminar were Mr. Syaiful Bachri (the World Bank) and Dr. Achmad Suryana (senior researcher of ICASEPS), respectively. The participants were officers of IAARD, General Secretariat of Agricultural Ministry, and other government agencies, as well as researchers of ICASEPS.
- Open House of Agro Innovation Service Work of Agency for Agricultural Research and Development “Supporting Technology Innovation towards Realizing the Sustainable Agriculture” in Bangka Belitung
- The Ecohealth 2014 Conference-Montreal Canada
- 2014 International Year of Family Farming: Actualizing the Dignity of Family Farmers in Indonesia