PSP3 of IPB Held Workshop on Development of Rural Areas

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (PSP3), Institute for Research and Community Services (LPPM), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) held the Workshop on “Jalan Revolusi Halus Pembangunan Indonesia Melalui Penataan dan Pembangunan Kawasan Pedesaan / Fine Path of Revolution of Indonesian Development Through Arrangement and Development of Rural Areas”. The event was held in the Meeting Room of PSP3 of the Campus of IPB Baranangsiang, Bogor, Thursday (1/9).

Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs of IPB, Prof.Dr. Yonny Koesmaryono, conveyed that this event was held to remember the commitment of IPB that would always support for the agricultural development, where the agriculture could not be separated from the rural areas. IPB also had the technology like the drone technology to see the potential of the village, having a variety of case studies that could be developed, however it was not possible to do it independently, but it should move across sectors.

Minister for Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration of RI, Eko Putro Sandjojo, said that in Indonesia many villages did not focus on one agricultural product, there was no economies of scale and not integrated, as a result the production facilities were expensive during the harvest, the processing was slow and the price was down. Therefore, the government launched a movement of one village one product. “This program is not the program for the Ministry for Village only, but for the cross-sectoral,” he said.

The event was opened by the Head of PSP3 of LPPM of IPB, Prof.Dr. Lala M Kolopaking, and presented the resource persons including the Director General for Development of Rural Areas (PKP), the Ministry for Village of Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration of RI, Drs. Johozua M Yoltuwu; and the Member of Commission II of DPR of RI, Budiman Sudjatmiko.(dh)

Source: Bogor Agricultural University