ICASEPS’ Coffee Morning "Achieving Food Sovereignty through Rabbit Meat"
As a routine event of ICASEPS, the coffee morning was conducted again on Friday (9 May 2014) discussing the topic of “Food Sovereignty for the Nation and State Survival: the Rabbit as an Alternative to Fulfill Meat Requirements”. The discussion was initiated by Dr. Tri Pranadji, a senior researcher of ICASEPS, and attended by internal researchers and external guests.
Regional Workshop Eco-health on Poultry Production Cluster
The ICASEPS organized a regional workshop with the theme of environmental health (eco-health) at the Ibis Styles Hotel Bandung on 5-9 May 2014. Completely, this workshop was labeled as “Eco-Health on Poultry Cluster” aimed at providing an opportunity to researchers and relevant stakeholders to share knowledge and experience among the participating countries in implementing the concept of eco-health in the field. The activities of this workshop included presentations and discussions attended by 25 participants consisting of senior researchers from various countries (China, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Indonesia), evaluator team of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), provincial livestock office of West Java, and resource persons of the Center for Health Policy and Social Changes (NGO based in Yogyakarta).
New Regulation on the Performance Allowance: Improving Performance and Discipline of MOA Employees
Based on Presidential Regulation No. 103/2012, the employees of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) were started to be given Performance Allowance. The Performance Allowance is basically a reward for the MOA that has implemented programs and activities of Bureaucratic Reform launched by the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform starting in the period 2011.
Training on Strengthening National Capacities for Transfer of Technologies to Promote Sustainable Agriculture
The year 2014 represents the 40th anniversary of IAARD. To celebrate the anniversary as well as to mark the continued strengthening of international cooperation efforts of the Government of Indonesia in the field of sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation and food security, the IAARD has conducted a jointly organized training on technology transfer for sustainable agriculture with the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA), a subsidiary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center.
Building Research Collaboration Network
Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economics and Policy Studies (ICASEPS) has conducted a seminar under the “Agricultural and Rural Development Seminar Seties” on 30 April 2013 with Dr. Edi Basuno as speaker and Dr. Kurnia Suci Indraningsih as moderator. Dr. Basuno presented his paper entitled “Building Research Collaboration Network” which was based on his experience as a researcher from the beginning of his career until he has retired. The seminar was held at ICASEPS office and attended by invited guests and ICASEPS’ researchers.
ICASEPS’ Coffee Morning “Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 50/2012 on Guideline for the Development of Agricultural Region“
As it is scheduled as a series of regular activities, ICASEPS conducted a discussion in “coffee morning” on Friday, 11 April 2014. The topic of discussion was related to the development of agricultural region presented by Dr. Bambang Irawan. The participants were internally limited namely the researchers of ICASEPS.