APPERTANI FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION AND ANNUAL GATHERING 2023/2024

APPERTANI FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION AND ANNUAL GATHERING 2023/2024

APPERTANI has successfully held FGD and Annual Gathering in 2023/2024 with the theme: “REALIZING SUSTAINABLE RICE SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND WORLD FOOD GRANARY 2045, WITH THE SUPPORT OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AS WELL AS APPERTANI’S ACTIVE ROLE”. The theme was taken to play an active role in facing the challenges and dynamics of national agricultural development towards a Golden Indonesia 2045. APPERTANI held an FGD in conjunction with the APPERTANI gathering event on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Showroom of the Plantation Instrument Standardization Center, Bogor.

The FGD and APPERTANI gathering are intended to discuss input to the New Government through the Minister of Agriculture who received support and facilitation from the Agricultural Instrument Standardization Agency (BSIP) and Perum BULOG.  This meeting was held in a hybrid manner which was attended by 64 members offline and 14 online (from 80 members), including senior advisors and supervisors of APPERTANI and invitees, featuring 4 speakers.  (Prof. Dr. Sumarno, Prof. Dr. Suyamto, H; Ir. Rasidin Azwar, MSc. PhD; Prof. Dr. Erwidodo), 4 discussion initiators (Prof. Dr. Erizal Jamal; Prof. Dr. Hasil Sembiring; Asc. Prof. Dr. Haryono S; Dr. Ir. Hj. Endang Tohari), with 2 moderators (Prof. Dr. Ahmad Suryana; Prof. Dr. Tahlim Sudaryanto). The FGD and APPERTANI Gathering began with remarks and keynote speeches: Chairman of APPERTANI (Prof. Dr. Irzal Las), Senior Advisor/Head of BSIP (Prof. Dr. Fadjry Jufry), and Senior Advisor APPERTANI/President Director of Perum Bulog (Prof. Dr. Bayu Krisnamurti).

FGD and annual gathering have produced a resume of three things:

  • The concept of thinking in realizing Sustainable Rice Self-Sufficiency and World Food Granary 2045, which must be realized through various concrete steps, by increasing production, productivity, and quality, consistently by simultaneously carrying out intensification, extensification, food diversification, and policy reorientation in the food sector.
  • Suggestions and inputs related to meeting the needs of standardization and transfer of agricultural technology and innovation. Innovation and technology are the keys to success in implementing policies to increase production, productivity, and quality of food, especially rice Innovation and technology that can increase production efficiency need to be improved to compete in the market. Harmony in production and standardization of agricultural innovation and technology with the acceleration of its utilization according to field needs must be a serious concern.   Parties related to agricultural technology research and development activities need to work together to take the government’s responsibility to provide access to technology for users, especially small-scale agricultural businesses.
  • The direction and programs / activities of APPERTANI in the future. In line with the mandate of the Deed of Establishment of APPERTANI in accordance with the Decree of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights No. AHU-0013016. AH.01.07 of 2020, the existence of APPERTANI has the potential to play an active role in institutional transformation related to the development of the research ecosystem, innovation and its utilization according to the tagline Agricultural Innovation and Solution.