IIBCRI Disseminates Superior Cocoa Seeds In Blitar

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ICECRD ACTIVITIES – TheIndonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) Ministry of Agriculture continues to downstream the results of innovation and technology in several regions. This time the delivery of superior Cocoa seeds was carried out in Kampung Chocolate, Blitar Regency on Saturday (11 September 2021). Also present at the event were the Deputy Chairperson of Commission IV DPR RI, Anggia Erma Rini, MKM.; Head of Indonesian Industrial & Bevarages Crops Research Institute (IIBCRI) Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Tri Joko Santoso and Head of East Java Research Center for Agricultural Technology (BPTP), Dr. Chess Hermanto.

The event started with the signing of the handover of superior cocoa seeds BL 50 from the Head of IIBCRIi to the owner of Kampung Chocolate Kholid Mustofa witnessed by the Deputy Chairman of Commission IV DPR RI and Head of East Java AIAT. The 100 seeds that were handed over were expected to be the first step in the dissemination of high quality cocoa seeds in Blitar in particular and Indonesia in general. Furthermore, planting was carried out in the field by the Deputy Chair of Commission IV DPR RI, Head of IIBCRI and Head of East Java AIAT.

Deputy Chairperson of Commission IV DPR RI, Anggia appreciated the role of IAARD for the application of technology and innovation in the plantation sector, one of which was the provision of superior quality cocoa seeds. Mba Anggi, as he is usually called, expressed his hope that IAARD would continue to innovate related to superior planting materials so as to be able to prosper farmers. Head of IIBCRIi in the delivery of seeds hoped that this step was only a starting point in cocoa development. He also hopes that in the future, Kampung Chocolate can collaborate in research, especially in assembling new varieties of cocoa. (ANJAS)

Source: IIBCRI

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