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Qualified Pure Coconut Oil: A Product of Pariaman Farmer

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The success of UP FMA of ”Koto Baru”, Padang Sago, Padang Pariaman, make it becomes one of the champions of UP FMA in the national level in 2011. The success began from the learning activity entitled technology of pure coconut oil which is catalized by bromelin enzyme. The delivered subject was based on the local potency as a coconut production center. The coconut plantation area in the district reached 450 hectares with the production about 4.5 millions coconuts in a year. The problem faced in coconut farming is a low price of the raw coconut. This condition compounded by inefficiency in processing technology so it makes the quality of oil produced was low.

 

After learning activity followed by 25 participants was carried out, 16 of participants had been implemented the processing technology and succeeded to increase oil production, quality as well as the shelf life of coconut oil. By implenting the technology, the quality improvement including the scent of coconut oil produced became better, more shiny color, and a longer shelf life that is about 9 months, where in  the traditionally processing the coconut oil can be retained for a month only. The application of processing technology  has also an impact on selling price of the palm oil which increases from 10,000 - to 13,000 rupiahs for a bottle sized 300 ml.

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FMA of "Maju Bersama" Develop Beef Cattle Agribusiness

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Based on the result of Farming System Analysis (FSA), UP-FMA of “Maju Bersama” submits a proposals for learning activities on the tittles of Cattle Farming Technology (2008), Beef Cattle Agribusiness (2009), and Compost Utilization in The Cultivation of Vegetables (2010). Furthermore, in order to support these activities, West Sumatera AIAT carried out demonstration plot as well as provide resource persons in many learning activities.

In order to drive the enhancement of the cattles’ weight by utilizing the potential of local feed, for example tofu pulp which has not yet been exploited, West Sumatra AIAT conducts an assessment activity on feeding additional local feed. The material applied was tofu pulp added by the concentrates (50% rice fine bran, 20% coconut cake, 20% corn flour, 5% fish flour, 4% ultra mineral, and 1% salt). The mixture as a ration was fed daily to cattle as much as 2 kg of tofu pulp and 2.5 kg of concentrates.

The additional feeding may provide the additional weight of a cattle for 0.8 to 1.2 kgs for a day. Moreover, the additional feed can make the rearing time shorten from 1.5 – 2 years to 6 – 8 months to gain the same added value. Nowadays, more than 65% of farmers have already adopted  the local feeding technology, so the avaibility of tofu pulp in this area becomes insufficient.

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Direction of BPTP in Scaling Up Support FMA

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Located in the Hotel Ria Diani Bogor (6-8/5), the managers FEATI BBP2TP met in the event the scope of the Audit Statements First Quarter 2011. One important agenda is the consolidation time BPTP support in scaling up FMA. This was conveyed by Head. Program and Evaluation, Dr. Ketut G. Mudiarta when opening the event.

Scaling-up itself is a scale business development activities conducted by the FMA in producing an agricultural product that the market needed. "Scaling-up aimed at improving product quality with the quantity of the same or also increases" remarked Dr. Rani Pearl (FEATI Technical Centre). "The Role of BPTP in scaling up is to provide input in support of technology" he said. "The opportunity to scaling-up could in district and subdistrict levels, depending on the scale of their business" he added.
In conducting scaling-up, there are four main elements, namely the existence of local government support, the support of financial institutions that can provide a variety of alternative sources of capital, the existence of new technology inputs and a pattern of input and partnerships in the insurance market.

 

Working meeting of IAARD: realizing four successes of the Ministry of Agriculture

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Working meeting that began on Thursday morning (2/12) attended no fewer than 300 participants consisting of the Minister of Agriculture, Director of IAARD, the Secretary of IAARD, Director of Echelon II, Head of AIATs, Head of commodity research centres, researchers, engineers, librarians scope of IAARD as well as several private company partners. The meeting begins with a report from Director of IAARD and obtains the theme of “Bureaucracy Reformation for Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Research Activities Supporting Four Successes the Ministry of Agriculture.”

 

In the opening report, Director expressed the four of meeting agenda which are evaluation of the performance in 2005 – 2009, achievement of the programs in 2010, improvement the quality and outcomes of research activities and utilization of research results supporting four successes the Ministry of Agriculture. “This meeting is expected to generate outputs in the form of action plan to reform the bureaucracy and improve the quality and outcomes of research activities supporting Four Successes the Ministry of Agriculture, “he explained. Moreover, he stated that IAARD is the research institute where its quality and results of researches shown from two indicators. First, the scientific recognition that means the results of research activities such as varieties and seeds can be justified scientifically and can compete in international level. “The second indicator is the impact recognition. The results of researches should be applicable and easily adopted by the wider communities and societies as well as have impact on economic growth, “he said.

 

On his report, he reiterated about disaster events, and as direction from the Minister of Agriculture IAARD has conducted a special study of disaster impacts with focusing on development and rehabilitation of lands, crops and livestock. IAARD has set up spatial data as a policy. At the end of the report, Director of IAARD also stressed the importance of synergism with other echelon I to achieve four successes the Minister of Agriculture.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 December 2010 14:10 )
 

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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