The MoU of Universitas Negeri Jakarta with Croplife to Educate the Public about Food Protection Technology
Public Relations UNJ (10/4/2019) Croplife Indonesia and Universitas Negeri Jakarta carried out the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) about cooperation in the framework of education, research, leadership, and community service in the field of the environment on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in the Universitas Negeri Jakarta’s Rectorate Building.
Croplife Indonesia’s Executive Director, Agung Kurniawan, and Stewardship Chairwoman Croplife Indonesia, Arunika Anggradewi attended the signing. The ad interim Rector of UNJ, Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., Vice Rector for Academic and Planning Cooperation, Dr. Achmad Ridwan, M.Sc., Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Dr. Achmad Sofyan Hanif, M.Pd., Dean of the Faculty of Psychology Education, Dr. Gantina Komalasari, M.Psi., Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Dr. Dedi Purwana, ES., M.Bus., and the Head of LP2M UNJ, Dr. Ucu Cahyana, M.Sc. were also there at the signing ceremony.
The event began with remarks by Agung Kurniawan who gave his appreciation for the collaboration between Croplife Indonesia and Universitas Negeri Jakarta. “This is a very good opportunity for us to collaborate and hope to educate farmers about plant protection technology,” he stated. Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., in his speech also said that “Indeed, it is essential for the community to be given knowledge about plant protection because they need to understand the procedure of using these plant protection products, so there won’t be any more problems arise within crop management. Hopefully, this cooperation between UNJ and Croplife Indonesia can continue,” explained the ad interim Rector of UNJ.
Croplife Indonesia is a non-profit association that represents the interests of farmers and the seeds and pesticides industry, which aims to promote sustainable agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and the environment, and hold a vocational use of safe and responsible products. Croplife and Universitas Negeri Jakarta conducted this cooperation agreement in the period from 2019 to 2024. Croplife also collaborated with Chulalongkorn University Thailand. This collaboration program is a basic study to analyze the current situation as it is an important element to implement the pesticide packaging management program and to see how far the farmers want to participate in collecting used pesticide containers.
On 9 January – 11 February 2019, UNJ collaborated with Chulalongkorn University Thailand and Croplife Indonesia regarding research studies on the Container Management Program that had been carried out in Indonesia. One of the objectives of this activity is to analyze the ability of stakeholders in Indonesia to carry out container management including handling plant protection in Indonesia, it’s funding, and mapping the Dangerous Good (DG) transportation in Indonesia. One of the efforts made in building an understanding of security and safety in the use of plant protection products is conducting education through various media.
Translated by OJ.