ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Monday, September 27, 2021, a handover ceremony was held for the positions of Head of the
Indonesian Palm Crops Research Institute and Head of the North Sulawesi Agricultural Research and Technology Center (AIAT), Agricultural Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Agriculture based on the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture No. 511/Kpts/KP.230/A/09/2021 dated September 10, 2021. Dr. Steivie Karouw who previously served as Head of North Sulawesi AIAT was appointed as Head of Balit Palma, while Dr. Ismail Maskromo, who previously served as Head of IPCRI, was appointed Head of North Sulawesi AIAT.
The event was also attended by the Head of the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development, Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D,, Head of BB2TP Dr. Fery Fahruddin Munir, Head of the North Minahasa Regency Agriculture Service Ir. Wangke Karundeng, MAP, Head of Manado Class 1 Agricultural Quarantine Center Dony Muksydayan, and Head of Indonesian Industrial & Bevarages Crops Research Institute (IIBCRI) Dr. Tri Joko Santoso.
In his remarks, the Head of the ICECRD expressed his deepest gratitude and pride for the leadership of Mr. Dr. Ismail Maskromo at IPCRI. He also welcomed the rejoining of Dr. Mrs. Steivie Karouw at Balit Palma to continue the baton of leadership from Mr. Ismail. He added that there is hope that Balit Palma in the future can produce new varieties of palm oil.
Apart from the response from the Head of ICECRD, a sense of gratitude, safety as well as messages and impressions were also arranged by the offices that were present to give the response.
With the rotation of this position, it is hoped that the progress of coconut commodities nationally and agriculture in North Sulawesi in particular. (ANJAS)