The Faculty of Agricultural Technology UGM held a Summer Course for the 4th time. This event will be held for six days from August 8th – 13rd, 2022. The theme is “Smart Technology in Agroindustrial Sector: Concept and Implementation (On-farming, post harvesting, food processing, food handling, system engineering, agroindustrial management and information systems)“. This year’s Summer Course is held online with a synchronous method through zoom and asynchronous media using UGM’s E-Learning system (E-LOK). The opening was held on August 8, 2022. The opening ceremony was filled with remarks from the Chair of the Committee, Makbul Hajad, S.T.P., M.Eng., Ph.D., the Dean of FTP UGM, Prof. Dr. Ir. Eni Harmayani, M.Sc., and Dr. Puji Astuti, S.Si., M.Sc., Apt. as The Representatives from the UGM International Affairs Office, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
This Summer Course involved 20 speakers (13 foreign speakers and 7 domestic speakers). Foreign speakers invited are: Prof. Yu Pin Lin (National Taiwan University), Xiongzhe Han, Ph.D (Kangwon National University), Prof. Takashi Okayasu, Ph.D (Kyushu University), Asst. Prof. Ravipim Chaveesuk (Kasetsart University), Prof. Tsuyoshi Okayama (Ibaraki University College of Agriculture ), Dr. Nathdanai Harnkarnsujarit (Kasetsart University), Prof. Hitoshi Shirakawa (Tohoku University), Dr. Shivani Pathania. (Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland), Prof. Miguel Palma (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain), Asst. Prof. Thanit Puthpongsiriporn, Ph.D (Kasetsart University), Assoc. Prof. Sastia Prama Putri (Osaka University), Prof. Christine Hung (Ghent University), Prof. Shabbir H. Gheewala (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand).Sedangkan pembicara dalam negeri yang diundang yaitu: Prof. Lilik Sutiarso (UGM), Andri Prima Nugroho, S.T.P., M.Sc., Ph.D (UGM), Bayu Dwi Apri Nugroho, S.T.P., M.Agr., Ph.D. (UGM), Dr. Widiastuti Setyaningsih, S.T.P., M.Sc. (UGM), Prof. Dr. Ir. Endang Sutriswati Rahayu, M.S. (UGM), Dr. Atris Suyantohadi, S.T.P., MT. (UGM), Henri Suharja (Startup Retail Titip.ku).
Meanwhile, the number of registered participants is 93 participants (40 overseas participants and 53 domestic participants). The participants were professionals and students from Indonesia, Poland, Sudan, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, Ghana, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia, India and The Netherlands. In addition to presenting material from experts and group discussions, the participants also took part in virtual field trips and community visits to several regions in Indonesia.
The first day was also filled with a material presentation from Prof. Yu Pin Lin, Prof. Lilik Sutiarso, and Mr Bayu Dwi Apri Nugroho, PhD, divided into three sessions. Prof. Yu Pin Lin with the topic “Integration of Corp and Water Resources Thinking in Adaptation to Impact of Climate Change“. Prof. Yu Pin Lin explained the problem of global warming that causes climate change and then climate changes affect agricultural ecosystems. Some of the consequences are minimum temperature limit for crop growth disappearing, crop growing time being shortened, optimum crop growth threshold (critical point) change, increased water requirements for crop growth, and the incidence of pests and diseases is on the rise.
The second session by Prof. Lilik Sutiarso with the topic “Introduction to Smart Farming In Indonesia ‘. he explained the concept of smart farming consist of precision agriculture,
The last session was delivered by Mr Bayu Dwi Apri Nugroho, PhD, with the topic “Agri-Tech and Agribusiness Integration as Innovation to Support the Agricultural Ecosystem in Indonesia“. He explained the application of smart farming can be applied to increase the productivity and efficiency of fertilization as well as production as well as production costs. Technology in agriculture will be more useful in solving problems from land to table if it is applied in an agricultural ecosystem, including in food availability and security with the concept of traceability. In the last of conclusion Mr. Bayu said that the success of an agricultural ecosystem with technology depends on the commitment of each stakeholder in the ecosystem.