ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Deputy Minister of Agriculture (Wamentan) Harvick Hasnul Qolbi, was present at the launch of the Plantation Technology Information System (Si-TEKBUN) application which was initiated directly by the Head of the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D, at the Bogor ICECRD Office, Tuesday (19/10).
On that occasion, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture also appreciated this information technology-based plantation innovation. According to him, in the current era of technological development, access to information and data is very important.
“This technological innovation has been extraordinary. This is very important. I hope this is more optimal, can introduce more to the public so that our ministry should not be judged as a ministry that is still based on ancient technology, not modern in accessing data,” said Harvick.
In addition, he added, the ease of access to information and data is one of the attractions for young people to enter the profession of farmers and planters. Given, he continued, these millennials are very familiar with the development of information technology.
The Head of ICECRD explained that the application is one of the ICECRD efforts to disseminate all the research results that have been carried out, both New Superior Varieties and invention products that have been produced by the ICECRD.
“This application is one of our efforts in disseminating the results of the research that we have done. Of course, we also hope that this application can make it easier for the public to obtain information, especially in the field of research and development of plantation commodities,” explained Kapus.
“Regarding the access, our target next week is that this application can be downloaded on the Google Playstore by stakeholders,” he added.
For information, in the Si-TEKBUN application there is a Plantation Database Information media (DBasebun) which contains a database of information technology research and development results that have been carried out by ICECRD and MODTEKBUN as an evaluation model for dissemination activities that have been carried out to stakeholders, especially those related to plantation commodities. (Anjas/Web Team)