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Global Food Partners, the Faculty of Animal Science UGM, and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Build Cage-free Innovation and Welfare Hub in Indonesia

First of its kind in Indonesia and Southeast Asia , Hub consists of an international training centre & model farm for cage-free egg production and management

A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on 7 June in Kalijeruk, Yogyakarta, Indonesia to celebrate the commencement of the building of the Hub. As the 7th largest egg producer in the world, Indonesian farmers are seeking support in cage-free production, in order to stay competitive and meet the increasing demand for cage-free eggs in Indonesia and across Asia. GFP’s recent producer needs assessment survey found that egg farmers in Indonesia need support from experts on how to transition from conventional cage systems to cage-free production, with higher levels of welfare. The Hub will allow egg farmers to achieve this long-term success, sustainability, and profitability in cage-free egg production. read more

Work Based Academy, A Breakthrough in Producing Excellent Human Resources in Animal Science

The Work Based Academy, a work and study program initiated by the Faculty of Animal Science (Fapet) UGM and PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, Tbk is expected to be a breakthrough in producing skilled and excellent human resources in livestock. This program will be held again in November 2020—April 2021.

This was stated by the Dean of Fapet UGM, Prof. Dr. Ir Ali Agus, DAA., DEA., IPU., ASEAN Eng. as the originator of the WBA program when contacted on Monday (1/2).

“Based on the projections of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and BAPPENAS in 2020, Indonesia still lacks experts in various industrial sectors. Only 10.7% or 13.4 million people included into the expert category out of 126.4 million workers. In fact, Indonesia is the largest labor provider in ASEAN,” said Ali. read more

The Risk of the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Smallholders in Gunungkidul

The Covid-19 pandemic is known to pose a risk to the community of smallholder named Margo Mulyo in Gunungkidul, especially in terms of marketing and social interaction with fellow farmers. During the pandemic, cows experienced a decrease in selling prices and direct interaction between farmers was hampered due to social distancing. However, this does not have a major impact on the livestock business they run.

This was stated by the lecturer and research team of the Faculty of Animal Science  (Fapet) UGM chaired by Ir. F. Trisakti Haryadi, M.Sc., Ph.D., IPM on Monday (25/1) at Faculty of Animal Science UGM. read more

56 Livestock Engineers Were Inaugurated

56 livestock engineers were inaugurated on Wednesday (19/1) online and offline at the University Club Hotel together with engineers from the UGM Faculty of Engineering. Among the 56 engineers, 17 people came from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

“We congratulate all the inauguration participants. Through the engineer program, participants not only get “two in one” but “four in one”, namely obtaining an engineer’s degree, a professional engineer certificate, an Engineer Registration Certificate (STRI), and a Kagama card. Hopefully these 4 things will lead us to dedicate ourselves to our professions in our respective institutions in order to advance public welfare, educate the nation’s life, give value to benefits, goodness, and civility throughout the country for the welfare of mankind. Congratulations on devoting yourself to the engineering profession at your respective institutions,” said the Dean of the Faculty of Animal Science, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, DAA., DEA., IPU., ASEAN. Eng when giving a remark at the inauguration ceremony. read more

Faculty of Animal Science UGM and BNI Hand Over Entrepreneurship Funds to Students

The Faculty of Animal Science (FAS) UGM and Bank BNI are collaborating in an entrepreneurial activity entitled Student Entrepreneurial Academic Program, abbreviated as Prawiramas. Substantially, this program is not only a program to learn entrepreneurship for students, but also FAS UGM’s response to the Ministry of Education and Culture’s program namely  “Merdeka Belajar dan Kampus Merdeka” (Freedom to Learn and Independent Campus).

This is not only a student business activity, but also an academic activity with the presence of a supervisor and can also be claimed as a course with a maximum of 6 credits (academic terms apply). The Prawiramas target is 50 students in each period with a maximum funding of IDR 30 million per student, so that the total funds are around IDR 1.5 billion in each period. read more