ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Tuesday, June 16, 2021, the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) received a visit from a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission X, Desy Ratnasari and the team. The group was warmly welcomed by the Head of the ICECRD, Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D; PE and KSPHP Coordinator; and the Head of the Indonesian Industrial & Bevarages Crops Research Institute (IIBCRI), Dr. Tri Joko Santoso, SP, M.Sc.
Desy intends to invite the ICECRD to work together to hold a coffee technical guide for farmers in Sukabumi. He wants farmers to be able to absorb knowledge about coffee cultivation and business so that they can improve their standard of living.
“Of course, everything can be successful because of the knowledge, therefore we are working with IAARD (ICECRD) to provide knowledge and what is the implementation of that knowledge so that the community can be helped,” he said.
Syafaruddin welcomed the initiation of this technical guidance collaboration. He suggested that the technical guidance be held at IIBCRI, which is located in Sukabumi. Moreover, IIBCRI is not only famous as a research center for industrial plants such as coffee and cocoa, but also as an edutourism destination.
“People can not only learn about the cultivation and protection of coffee plants in IIBCRI, but also post-harvest to business development. There the facilities are complete, there are processing units to cafes, so that it can help encourage them to improve their economy, “said Syafaruddin.
The technical guidance, which is planned to be held in August, is expected to provide knowledge enrichment for coffee activists in the Sukabumi area and its surroundings, both coffee farmers and millennials who are coffee activists downstream such as coffee shops or modern cafes that Recently, it has become more and more popular in society. (Anjas)