Goat breeders from Kaligesing in Purworejo city are still facing the same problem with productivity. With the practice of Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS), the productivity should have been maximised.
“The main points of all problems affecting cattle breeders, such as seed, feed or disease, are due to lack of information and knowledge. So, support in the form of information and knowledge can be realised through the Agricultural Knowledge and Information System,” said lecturer in Faculty of Agriculture of Universitas Negeri Surakarta, Dr. Dwiningtyas Padmaningrum, on Thursday (31/8).
Defending her dissertation at UGM Graduate School, Dwiningtyas said AKIS was a government programme being run through three main functions, namely research, counselling, and training. Through the theories of cybernetics system and perspective, the function and communication of AKIS sub-system can be done for developing the goat breeders in Kaligesing.
“Unfortunately, the practice of AKIS generated by the government has not relatively run well. They should communicate with each other interactively to generate the function,” she added.
According to Dwiningtyas, the AKIS sub-system through its function has relatively contributed directly or indirectly to breeding. But communication between AKIS sub-system that is cybernetic is still weak. So, driving the sub-system of local knowledge is required.
“The sub-system of local breeders’ knowledge has the same position with the three main pillars of sub-systems generated by the government. The local AKIS became relevant in the context of Indonesia because regional autonomy will impact the increased demand to manage regional innovation policy by the region,” she said.