Workshop to Discuss Regulatory Science organized by PSP3 IPB

Research Center for Agricultural and Villages Development (PSP3) of the Institute of Research and Community Empowerment of Bogor Agricultural University (LPPM IPB) organized the International Workshop on “Challenges of Regulatory Science on Food Defense System in Village and Regional Government of Indonesia”. The event took place in the meeting room of PSP3, IPB Campus Baranangsiang, Bogor, on Thursday, 8 September 2016.

The Organizing Committee of the Workshops invited the Resource Person of the Foreigner Agriculture Service – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Jakarta, Mr. Ali Abdi. In the workshop he explained that ensuring effective compliance with rules and regulations is an important factor in creating a well-functioning society and trust in government. Therefore using scientific measurement instruments is really required to create such regulations. For example in the USA, strong regulation is always published to see whether they have the explicit intention and effective, there won’t be no negative consequences.

Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Yonny Koesmaryono, agreed that in creating regulations or policies they should be supported by scientific factors, the Regulatory Science. Accordingly, agencies should collect the data according to strictly defined protocols, analysis for its effectiveness. “Governments should ensure that, when developing regulation, the priorities for the allocation of enforcement resources is informed by a cost-benefit analysis, based on effectiveness and efficiency criteria,” he said.

Prof. Yonny added, that in Indonesia, the regulatory science is relatively new science. To that end, IPB will respond and facilitate the development of newly introduced science, so that the executives of the government of municipalities explore the Scientifically Accurate regulations for their regions at the University.

Yet, the Director of PSP3 LPPM IPB, Prof. Dr. Lala Kolopaking, presented his study the commitment of the government to building of the sustainable system, as Indonesia is consisted of villages, and each village is given the authority to build not only their regions but also their rural areas. “The village develops the district, provincial and district develops Indonesia, and finally Indonesia develops villages. Do not let the villagers rely on government money, the Indonesian government will shoulder heavier burdens, “he said.

Other invited speakers were Dr. Yandra Arkeman and Prof. Eriyatno of PSP3 LPPM, who presented related studies on Genetic Algoritm and Food Defense System and Big Data. Other guests present in the event were the executive boards of Bogor Regency, Depok, Sukabumi, Pandeglang, and Bontang of East Kalimantan municipalities. (Wied)

Source: Bogor Agricultural University