Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Agriculture, in collaboration with the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), held a Full day Workshop on Farmer Organization and Agriculture Marketing at the Grand Immawan Hotel, Thursday (21/03/2019).
This activity, invited speakers from Taiwan Lin, Ling-Na as Director of Marketing and Processing Division, Agriculture and Foof Agency Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, and Chou; Zou-Nan is also Counselor, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan. The two presenters are experts in the field of marketing as well as farmer organizations.
ICDF leader, Moh Gwo Jong said that the activity was aimed at increasing crop yields as well as producing quality rice seeds with an orderly system.
“We organize farmers in 7 districts to produce quality seeds to increase rice productivity to improve the quality seed supply system,” he said, which was translated by Professor of Hasanuddin University Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Yunus Musa.
The workshop participants included Maros, Gowa, Pinrang, Soppeng, Sidrap, Bone and North Luwu.
Furthermore, in the training, his party will also help farmers to market quality rice seeds at a reasonable price.
“As the role of Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Agriculture, is to produce quality seeds, we will also market, not only do we produce good results, so we invite experts from Taiwan because the conditions of agriculture in Indonesia and Taiwan are very similar, so we hope to create rice seeds at a very reasonable price. natural, “he said.
It is known, these activities will be sustainable accompanied by experts at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hasanuddin University, so that when there are no more collaborative projects with Taiwan, these farmers can independently run the system.
So that the aspirations expected by the farmers are achieved.
“This project is to produce rice seeds to supply farmers’ needs in order to be on time, right type, right amount, right quality, right price,” he explained.
The workshop will be held for two days Thursday-Friday (21-22 / 03/2019), and will be closed by observing agricultural locations in the regions.