To equip students in developing national food, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (FPP) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) held a national seminar entitled 'Development of Modern Agriculture Based on Local Human Resources as Strengthening Local Food Security' at Hall Dome UMM, (8 / 3).
This event was attended by Director of Operations of PT Kelola Mina Laut (KML) Food, Ir. Zainul Wasik. In front of FPP students from six courses namely Agribusiness, Agrotechnology, Food Science and Technology, Animal Husbandry, Forestry and Aquaculture (Fisheries), Zainul shared tips to revive agroindustry in Indonesia.
He also conveyed the "secret" in the past 25 years, the food industry where he worked was able to obtain turnover of up to 3 trillion per year. According Zainul, as the industry, especially the food industry, mastering the process from upstream to downstream become the most important thing.
"Starting from cultivation, raw materials, processing, product upgrades to distribution and then accepted by consumers, we do all with an integrated pattern," Zainul said.
In addition, according to him, there are three elements that must be considered in improving competitiveness in order to grow the industrial sector. That is innovation, knowledge management and entrepreneurship spirit. Finally Zainul added, ones that is important in a business is the awarness for surrounding environment. Besides the value of profit, the welfare aspect of society also should be paid attention.
"Doing two things at once, first is to create a business that can empower the community from the cultivation of fisheries and agriculture, then the export and import have to had profits for the company," said Zainul.
This also attended by Vice President of Non-Government Organization (NGO) Head, Heart, Hand, Healthy (Four H) Indonesia, Ooy Haerudin S.E., MBA. In his presentation, Ooy hoped that FPP UMM students ready to be the pioneer of Indonesian farmers and ake control of the world food industry.
"I hope from young generation. In the future, there is no import of raw materials from overseas. We fully rely on rice and others from this country," said Ooy.
Adding Zainul and Ooy, Regent of Pacitan who is also alumni of UMM, Drs. Indarto M.M., explained the link between leaders, food policy, and technology. Meanwhile, Staff of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for Food Sector. Ir. Sabrina M.Si, explained the role of the Ministry of LHK in food security, which is keeping the forest as a source of water and land for food.
UMM Vice Rector I, Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si, conveyed this activity is one of the embodiment of UMM PASTI program that was encouraged UMM. This national seminar was addressed to make students closer with the goal of UMM PASTI that students must pass four years, students must work after graduation and students must be independent after graduation.
"This is one of the efforts to build an academic atmosphere to support UMM PASTI program," said Syamsul.
Interactive, this event was also attended by the delegates of the Association of Indonesian Agricultural Student Executive Board (IBEMPI) from various universities in the country. (ard)