Entering its 64th anniversary, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada held anniversary celebration raising the theme Sustainable Agriculture for Food Sovereignty and Farmer Prosperity. The opening is marked with the release of balloons by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture UGM, Prof. Ir. Triwibowo Yuwono, Ph.D., on Monday (20/9). The opening is also marked by the deliverance of fish assistance by the Dean to the fish farmers group Mina Lestari.
Triwibowo conveyed that the anniversary this year was celebrated in a simple way. However, it is still expected to be able to give a meaning and benefit the community. “This year it hopefully encourages synergies in developing sustainable agriculture," he hoped.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Committee, Suadi, S.Pi., M.Sc., Ph.D., said the 64th anniversary of Faculty of Agriculture last eight days from 20 – 27 September 2010. Series of activities included the community activity (20-23/9), Seminar on Agriculture and Fisheries Development (23/9), and Farmers Market (23-25/9); Furthermore, scientific writing competition for high schools in Central Java and Yogyakarta as well as badminton competition (24/9), fishing competition (25/9), and drawing competition, healthy jogging, and family gathering (26/9). To close the event, a speech will be delivered as well as the annual report submission by the Dean (27/9).
Suadi added the anniversary theme that is similar with the previous year reflects the commitment of the Faculty of Agriculture to raise awareness and continue the effort to implement food sovereignty and farmers’ welfare. In the meantime, the subtheme of this activity raised the issue in the field of fisheries, which is one important part of agriculture.