As many as 65 delegates of various universities from 45 countries who are members of the International Association of Student in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAA) are present at UGM. They come to join the world congress of IAAS 59th for four days, 4-7 August 2016.
Manager of Cooperation of IAAS UGM, Yesi Tania Afrianti, said the IAAS is an organization of world agricultural students engaged in agro-complex and related sciences. This organization covers more than 40 countries, one of which is IAAS Indonesia.
"This year, UGM is trusted to be one of the organizers of the world congress of IAAS," she explained on Friday (5/8) at UGM.
Previously, IAAS world congress has been held since last July in the local committee of IPB, Padjadjaran University, and the University of Diponegoro. The world congress is a forum for member of IAAS around the world to come together and discuss current issues concerning technology, agriculture, livestock, and other agro-affairs. This year the theme of this congress is "Plant Your Future".
"The students share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences to develop agriculture world and take part in the progress of the agricultural sector," she explained.
In addition to sharing experiences and discussions, participants will also visit a number of companies engaging in agriculture. They will learn methods of planting, growing rice, and cooking class to make jelly.
"Hopefully, the participants can get to know the culture of farming in Indonesia, gaining knowledge from it," she said
On the last day of activities the participants will also be invited to visit a number of cultural attractions in Yogyakarta. Some of them are the Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Malioboro, and many more.