Director distributed aids: real action of IAARD care

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Located on the second floor of meeting room of Agriculture Department of Yogyakarta province, Saturday (27/11), it has been distributed some aids symbolically from the Director of IAARD to the Head of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department of Sleman district level of Sleman. The event was attended by Director of IAARD, Head of Agriculture Department of Yogyakarta province, Director of Research and Development Centres IAARD scope, Yogyakarta and Central Java AIAT, Head of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department of Sleman district, some employees of Agriculture Department of Yogyakarta Province and a number of colleagues of the press.

Aids were given in the form of cattle cage design (knock down), veterinary medicines, cattle feed, rice and some money. The delivery of those aids is a part of concrete action programs of IAARD to help the victims of Merapi eruption. Away from the name of publicity, IAARD not only wants to contribute in the form of impact study of Merapi disaster but also concrete action to distribute the innovations of IAARD.

Before the aids were handed over symbolically, the Director of IAARD stated some essential points. He said that the Ministry of Agriculture very concerned about the impact of Merapi eruption, and in accordance with direction of Agriculture Minister, IAARD has formed the impact assessment team. “The team has intensively worked and reported any damages that occurred in the adjacent areas of Merapi, “he added. He also emphatically stated, “This disaster is a challenge for IAARD which is full of experts in various fields, so if we do not success then we must learn again.” According the direction of Agriculture Minister, this is the right time to explore the capabilities of IAARD. Distribution of aids from IAARD is the beginning of the subsequent assessments which are going to be completed until February 2011. He also added that IAARD has prepared a team comprised of 50 to 60 researchers who are experts in their respective fields. Later, the team will be deployed to disaster areas around 10 researchers alternately, and it will be monitored frequently.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:09 )  

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