Commemoration of the Prophet’s Birthday (Maulid) at ICASEPS
The commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad saw (peace be upon him) so called “maulid” was carried out at 4th floor (building A) of ICASEPS office, Jalan Ahmad Yani 70 Bogor, on Thursday (8 January 2015, 10:30-12 a. m.). This commemoration was attended by Director (Dr. Handewi P. Saliem) and officers of ICASEPS.
Achieving Self-Sufficiency through Mobilizing Self-Reliance and Private Extensionists
Since 2000s, the idea of “one village-one extensionist” has been promulgated. If this idea would be actualized, almost 75 thousand extensionists were required. In fact, at the end of 2014, the number of government extensionists remains 28 thousand. How to complete this requirement? Is it possible to recruit 32 thousand of daily paid casual extensionists? Why not from self-reliance and private extensionists as mandated by Law number 16/2006? Up to end of 2014, the number of self-reliance extensionists was about 9,000 people while there was no data availability concerning the number of private extensionists.
Farmer Organization Improvement Supporting Self-Sufficiency
Farmer organization includes individual organization covering organizational design of farmer group (for instance) and inter-farmer groups in certain areas horizontally and vertically. In general, there are three levels of designed farmer organization, namely individual organization, inter-group organization, and supporting organization. These three levels of organization are relatively overlap on hamlet, village, and district basis.
Focus Group Discussion "Policy Framework Development supporting Food Sovereignty Implementation"
The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) and Pertanian Mandiri Foundation (Yapari) jointly conducted Focus Group Discussion (FGD) entitled “Policy Framework Development supporting Food Sovereignty Implementation” at the Secretariat of IAARD Jakarta on 11 December 2014. The participants of FGD were mostly the seniors of IAARD. This FGD was aimed at providing policy recommendation to “Working Cabinet” supporting the implementation of food sovereignty.
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.