The second day of the 3rd summer course on food with the theme of Local Indigenous Functional Food’s Roles in the Era of Covid-19 Pandemic: From Farm to Table was held on July 14th, 2021. On this day, the activity was divided into 3 sessions including virtual trip and discussion, material elaboration, and presentation. In the first session, the participants joined two virtual community visits and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of implementing Agro-ecotourism and the utilization of agricultural machinery from the video.
In the second session, the lecture was delivered by Prof. Lilik Sutiarso about “Sustainable Agriculture: a case study in Sriharjo Village”. In his lecture, Prof. Lilik explained about the concept of the bio-circular-green (BCG) economy. The concepts of circular economy, green economy, and bio-economy are joined by the common ideal to reconcile economic, environmental, and social goals. It is a concept that has been developed for a long time. The concept integrates economic, social, and environmental. This concept will provide opportunities including industry, government, and private systems to work together in an interconnected system.
Sriharjo Village is the first village that implements the BCG. Agro-environmental Edu Techno Park [AETP] is a modified model of techno park development that focuses more on agri-environmental systems. AETP environment is the base of a technology-based techno-park. Three aspects were developed in Sriharjo including Agri-environmental Technology, Education Processes, and Enterprise Activity. The output and impact of the AETP model is to sustain agri-environmental system in selected villages, strengthen community knowledge related to agricultural environmental system to build and create community institutions based in agri-environmental system.
Therefore, the last session was the group presentation based on the results of the brainstorming about the advantages and disadvantages of implementing Agro-ecotourism and the utilization of agricultural machinery of the video that has been conducted in the morning session. This session was guided by Dr. Ngadisih to guide the participant’s group presenting their group discussion regarding the assigned topic by the committee.