ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) actively supports the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program launched by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture in the form of Public Lectures at various Universities in Indonesia.
Starting from 2020 until now the ICECRD has held several public lectures attended by hundreds of participants to help develop student potential and introduce Field Work Practice (PKL)/Research opportunities at the ICECRD and its UPT.
In addition, public lectures are also one of the media for dissemination of the ICECRD in introducing the research technology that has been produced so far to outside parties such as educational institutions. This is in line with what was conveyed by the Head of the ICECRD, Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D when he was present as a resource person in the online activity “Gebyar Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka” organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, Sriwijaya University, on Tuesday (29/06).
In his presentation in front of the participants consisting of the UNSRI Chancellor, Deans and Leaders of the UNSRI Faculty of Agriculture, Lecturers, Alumni and hundreds of students, Syafaruddin explained what innovations had been produced by researchers in the Plantation Research and Development Center.
“Until now, we have produced several research technologies, both in the form of superior products and various new superior varieties. One of the superior products that we have produced and licensed by the private sector is eucalyptus to relieve breathing from ISMCRI, “said Syafaruddin.
“In addition, the superior varieties that we have produced include Cocoa BL-50 with the advantage of potential yield reaching 3.69 tons/ha/year and Assamica Tea Series Pgl which is the result of collaboration with PT Pagilaran and the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada” He added.
There are more than 200 high-yielding technologies and varieties that have been produced by the ICECRD and can be accessed by the public through the “bundle database” menu on the ICECRD website.
For information, dissemination activities in the form of public lectures are also the main points in the direction of the Head of the Agricultural Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture for all work units within its scope. Where, the hope is that the public can easily recognize, access and utilize the research technology that has been produced by the Agricultural Research and Development Agency, especially the ICECRD. (Anjas/web team)