Applicative technology in animal husbandry has a role in encouraging the
achievement of national food security. A strong synergy also needs to be done to improve the welfare of the community.
Head of the Center for Research and Development of Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia Dr. Ir. Atien Priyanti Sudarjo, M.Sc., said that the research and development center (R & D) and universities need to work together in disseminating research results so that the benefits are felt correctly by the wider community. In addition, strong synergy also needs to be carried out with a number of related parties including stakeholders.
“We are actually synergizing between R&D and the Regional Government and universities to be able to share the results of our innovations to the public. Obviously IPR, Intellectual Property Rights, is something that we need to underline together,” said Dr. Atien as the keynote speaker at the 10th National Seminar on Sustainable Animal Husbandry held by the Faculty of Animal Husbandry at Bale Sawala Unpad Rectorate Building, Jatinangor campus, Wednesday (11/13).
Dr. Atien said that applicative animal husbandry technology must be able to encourage the productivity of the upstream livestock sector through the application and investment of the latest technology that is accurate. This is also in accordance with developments in the industrial era 4.0.
Moreover, the application of applicative technology also needs to help UMKM farmers along the value chain to be able to adopt technology that can increase production and market share. There is also a need for full commitment in postharvest investments and increased exports of self-sufficient livestock products.
The 10th National Sustainable Animal Husbandry Seminar was officially opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Prof. Dr. Ir. Husmy Yurmiati, M.S., raised the theme “The Role of Applicative Animal Husbandry Technology in Accelerating the Achievement of SDGs and the Role of Higher Education in Community Empowerment”. The event was also held the launch of Media Kontak Tani Ternak Fapet Unpad (Unpad Farm Animal Husbandry Contact Media).
According to Prof. Husmy, the event was held to accommodate ideas, thoughts, and experiences from researchers, academics and practitioners about the role of applicable technology in the field of animal husbandry in accelerating the achievement of SDGs.
Besides Dr. Atien, this event presented speakers from the Executive Director of Unpad SDGs Center as well as Unpad Professor of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Prof. Dr. Zuzy Anna, M.Si., Lecturer of IPB University, Anuraga Jayanegara, S.,Unpad Professor of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Prof. Dr. Drs. Ir. H. Mumun Munandar, M.S., Unpad Professor of the Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ganjar Kurnia, DEA, and Head of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Studiesof IPB University, Dr. Sofyan Sjaf, S.Pt., M.Si.
Meanwhile, Chair of the Committee Diky Ramdani, M.Anim.St., Ph.D. said that the total papers presented at the seminar were 78 papers, consisting of research papers and community service. A total of 60 papers were presented orally and 18 papers were presented through posters.
“The national seminar was also attended by participants without papers and invited guests,” Diky said. Diky further said that the selected research papers would be recommended to be published in the Unpad Faculty of Animal Husbandry Journal, while for the selected PKM papers would be recommended to be published in the Journal of Unpad Farm Animal Husbandry Contact Media.*
Report by Artanti Hendriyana / am
Translated by Agnes Johana Reysca