ICECRD Wins Video Competition In The Ministry Of Agriculture

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PUSLITBANGBUN ACTIVITY – Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) has won award as the first winner in the Instagram Short Video contest, with the theme “Farmers Keep Producing, Safe Food Stocks” held by the Public Relations and Public Information Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture) ) in collaboration with Media Indonesia.

The activity which was divided into two categories (internal Ministry of Agriculture and general category) was attended by more than 800 participants from all over Indonesia, starting from April 1, 2020 to May 22, 2020. The video objects raised were related to agriculture, including: food crops, animal husbandry and plantation, planting, harvesting, distribution, marketing, agricultural human resources related to counseling, training and education, increasing food productivity with innovation and technology, digitizing, application and platform of agriculture with modern agriculture, millennial farmers, infrastructure and agricultural facilities.

The ICECRD Public Relations Team participated by raising the object of vegetable farmers who were still working in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic in Tangerang District, Banten. Coordinating with the local agriculture instructor, the Public Relations ICECRD focuses on the message to be conveyed by farmers so that the community remains calm about food stocks, especially vegetables produced by farmers. In addition, the community as usual can buy vegetables directly or through online applications, as an effort to increase food access for the Indonesian people, so that food prices remain stable.

Head of ICECRD Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D is proud of the achievements obtained by the Public Relations ICECRD today. He expressed his congratulations and hopes in the future, so that the Public Relations ICECRD can continue to work, improve achievement and be able to disseminate information more closely related to technology research results in the scope of the ICECRD in the form of videos that are unique and interesting to the public.

“I feel happy as well as very proud of the achievements obtained by the Public Relations ICECRD at this time. This award is proof, that the ICECRD is always trying its best to support the Ministry of Agriculture’s Balitbangtan activities including Food Security, “Syafaruddin said.

In addition to the ICECRD, West Java Agricultural Technology Assessment Institute (BPTP) Balitbangtan and the Secretariat of the Agricultural Research and Development Agency managed to come out second and third in this video contest. This ranking has placed the Agency for Agricultural Research and Development at the highest level in the echelon I scope of the Ministry of Agriculture where the Work Unit was in the top three among all participants from all over Indonesia.

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