Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the regency government of Nagan Raya in the Faculty’s conference room on Monday (23/7). Dean Prof. Dr. Ali Agus and Regent M. Djamin Idham did the signing that focuses on animal husbandry development in Nagan Raya.
T. Kamaruddin, Head of Agriculture and Farms Agency of Nagan Raya, said most of 150 thousand residents of Nagan Raya occupied oil palm agriculture works. “With this cooperation, I hope the animal farming in Nagan Raya that is still not exposed can progress as never seen before,” he said.
Ali Agus described collaborative programme that had run previously between the Faculty and governments and private companies with some of those had even received international awards. According to Ali, these would be applied to Nagan Raya.
FX Sunarto, chairman of Nawacita Jokowi-JK team, who was present in the event, said the government had done research with assistance from universities to develop the remote regions of Indonesia.
“Hence, I hope Faculty of Animal sciences UGM would be able to also develop animal husbandry in Nagan Raya,” he said.
Broiler Closed House for Education
Faculty of Animal Sciences also signed an agreement on grants for teaching farm closed house with PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia (CPI), which is a follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2017.
This agreement starts the construction of broiler closed house that has a capacity of 6,000. The chicken house can also be used for student learning and university purposes for education, research, and community services.
Broiler closed house is different from the regular chicken house that has high technology and is beneficial for campus learning.
Hartono Ludy, CPI representative, said they were pleased to be able to collaborate with UGM. “Going forward, there needs to be new breakthroughs for state progress that can be done through cooperations between UGM and CPI. We are proud to be able to contribute to the state along with UGM,” he said.