Two students from Faculty of Biology UGM, Hanifa Haini and Fadilah Husnus, attended The International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Science (ISSAAS) which was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from October 14 – 17, 2017.
During the conference, they presented their research entitled Stability of Melon Phenotype Characters Hybrid (Cucumis melo L. Luna`) Results of Cultivated Melon in Jamusan Village Prambanan District Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The research was done under the supervision of Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc.
Hanifa said the conference was attended by hundreds of participants including students, lecturers, and researchers from many Asian countries. The conference discussed various issues regarding the development of agricultural science, particularly in Southeast Asian regions.
“We become the only undergraduate students in the conference. Most of the participants are master students, professors, and agricultural experts,” said Hanifa on Monday (23/10) at Faculty of Biology UGM.
Hanifa said she gained many experiences by attending the conference. Aside from obtaining knowledge regarding agriculture, it also encourages her to contribute in realizing sustainable development.
ISSAAS 2017 was held by International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Science (ISSAAS) collaborating with Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Society for Agricultural Education Research Development Abroad (SAEDA), Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) and Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture (JSTA). Being held in Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam, the conference raised the topic of Green Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Theories and Practices as its theme. There were 166 papers and 60 posters which were divided into several sub-themes being presented in the conference.