The Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) has expanded cooperation in the framework of disseminating innovation in plantation technology with three faculties of agriculture, namely Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Tidar University, and Sam Ratulangi University.
Today (29/09/2020) an online signing was carried out between the Head of the ICECRD, with the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture UNS, UNTIDAR and UNSRAT.
In his remarks, the Head of ICECRD, Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D said that in an effort to accelerate the dissemination of plantation technology innovation to the community, it is necessary to take steps to expand the cooperation network with various stakeholders, especially universities. This is important, considering that tertiary institutions are an academic environment to build superior human resources who are prepared to become agents of development in the future, especially in the agricultural – plantation sector.
The three Deans of the Faculty of Agriculture also gave a speech which was started by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samanhudi, SP, M.Sc., IPM, ASEAN Eng, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture UNTIDAR Ir. Usman Siswanto, M.Sc., Ph.D and the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Ir. Robert Molenaar, MS, PhD.
In his remarks, the three Deans hoped that this cooperation would be very important in the framework of supporting the independent learning-independent campus program, and immediately followed up as stated in the agreed goals, objectives and scope of cooperation.
The collaboration between the ICECRD with the three faculties has goals and objectives based on the desire to encourage and synergize in optimally utilizing existing resources, in order to complement, help, complement and strengthen one another. The scope of the cooperation agreement includes: (1) Research and development in the plantation sector, (2) Assistance and application of the results of plantation technology innovation, (3) Student training and mentoring (PKL and Thesis), (4) Dissemination of plantation technology innovations, (5) ) Community empowerment in the plantation sector, (6) Joint holding of Focus Group Discussions / Workshops / Seminars / Symposiums, and (7) Joint publication of research results, thoughts and best practices of technology and / or community empowerment activities.
After the signing of the cooperation agreement and remarks by each party, it was continued with a Public Lecture by the Head of the ICECRD which was attended by structural officials, researchers from the ICECRD, and the academic community of the three Faculties with the theme ICECRD and Its Performance in Supporting the Independent Learning Campus Program. moderated by the Head of Cooperation and Research Result Utilization, Dr. Tedy Dirhamsyah, SP., MAB
Hopefully this cooperation will be able to provide broad benefits for each party for the progress of the nation and state. (SAE-TEAM WEB)