|The Head of Animal Husbandry Service is Reviewing the UMM Farm. (Photo: Rizki/PR UMM)|
Following up on the collaboration agreement between the Government of Malang Regency and the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), a number of heads of offices in Malang Regency began to explore each potential collaboration that could be collaborated. The heads of these services included the Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Service, the Food Security Service, the Agriculture Service, and the Fisheries Service.
"Our meeting with four heads of services was in order to make a joint concept in developing agriculture, fisheries, livestock in Malang Regency for the next five years. Alhamdulillah, FPP UMM was trusted by the Regent of Malang to assist and design in improving the economy of Malang district," said Dr., Ir. David Hermawan, M.P., IPM as the Dean of FPP.
"This collaboration is in order to increase productivity in raising livestock in all fields, be it chicken, goat, dairy farmers or beef cattle, which we consider to be necessary to increase the productivity of farmers. I think the role of academics can help the development of livestock farmer," said the Head of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Service of Malang Regency, Nurcahyo (20/9).
Because in the short-term plan, in order to increase livestock productivity, the government also wants to bring Malang district to become the largest contributor of livestock self-sufficiency in Indonesia. "Currently it has entered the top 5 in East Java as a provider of food self-sufficiency in the form of livestock with 33 districts, 12 village office, and 378 villages," said Nurcahyo, Friday (9/20), at the Integrated Laboratory of FPP UMM.
In addition, the Head of Food Security Department of Malang Regency Ir. M. Nasri Abdul Wahid M. Eng., Sc explained that there are at least 2 aspects that must be considered in food, namely Production Aspect, and Consumption Aspect. "The increasing level of public consumption, must be balanced with production stability," said Nasri. (joh)