Universitas Gadjah Mada promotes research findings in food in the Indonesian Industry Research Forum (IIRF) 2013 in Jakarta. Various findings are introduced to the industry.
When opening the IIRF 2013, Rector Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc., Sc said in UGM Jakarta campus (21/11) the globalisation has entered all sectors massively and became an inevitable fact. Globalisation and economic openness have become a daily phenomenon, even street vendors are already globalised.
Dealing with this situation, Indonesia no longer makes food security programme but it also has to be sovereign in terms of food and able to win competitions. This is because sovereignty signals one’s stance to become an autonomous entity, standing tall aligned with other countries, maintaining dignity.
"Therefore, the theme of the IIRF is the Optimation of Local Resources toward Food Sovereignty, which is in line with the grand theme of the 64th UGM anniversary to dedicate science and technology and arts to the sovereignty of Indonesia,” he said.
Vice-Rector for Research and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Suratman, revealed the theme of the IIRF 2013 is an effort to build and sustain research cooperation in food sovereignty. This is a form of UGM care in downstreaming knowledge and research as well as promoting UGM food research to industry.
Committee chairman, Yusril Yusuf, S.Si., M.Si., M.Eng., D. Eng, said the IIRF 2013 is part of the a series of UGM anniversary events, an initiative to facilititate a forum between UGM and stakeholders related to industry research products.
Reportedly, four industries have established cooperation with UGM in the event: PT. Teguhsindo Larasitama, PT. Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, PT. Kibar Kreasi Indonesia, and Damandiri.