Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University – IPB University) in collaboration with Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) inaugurated Agribusiness Development Center (Pusat Pengembangan Agribisnis) in Cikarawang Village, Bogor, West Java, as a way to improve the quality of Indonesian farmers’ resources in order to penetrate local and international markets.
IPB University’s Agribusiness Development Center was established on 10 hectares land owned by IPB University, about one third of it is used for general facilities including Office, parking lot, cafeteria, and other buildings; and the rest is used for agricultural land. Facilities and experts were provided by IPB University with assistance from Taiwan Technical Mission. Taiwan provided funding about USD 300.000 for physical construction and development.
The cooperation is intended to synergize research, education, and marketing in developing modern agricultural system. IPB University Agriculture Union is expected to be Integrated Agricultural System Development Model in Indonesia. Considering Indonesia has huge potential fruit and vegetable products exports to United States and European countries.
Currently, IPB University Agricultural Union is already formed, with 100 Farmer members supplying fruit and vegetable for 43 supermarkets around Jabodetabek (Jakarta and the surrounding Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi).
Taiwan Center Indonesia held the first ever International Job Fair with three Taiwan based companies in the Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret (FH UNS) Auditorium Hall, Wednesday (23/10/2019). The three companies were ACTi Corporation, HCP Pump Manufacture, and PEGATRON Corp.
This job fair titled “UNS-Taiwan Job Fair” was held as collaboration from Career Development Center (CDC) and International Office (IO) UNS with Taiwan Center, TETO Taiwan Trade Office in Jakarta and Ministry of Economy Fair Taiwan.
Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Prof. Ahmad Yunus in his opening speech mentioned that the job fair is intended to open the opportunities for UNS alumni to work in multinational and international companies. Furthermore, the job fair is also UNS’s effort toward World Class University, in which one of the rated criteria is total number of UNS alumni working in multinational companies.
Taiwan Technical Mission 42nd Anniversary : Taiwan Project for Indonesian Community Empowerment
Since 1976, Taiwan government has continuously assigned Agricultural Technical Teams to Indonesia. This is part of the agricultural cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan, which is improving every year.
Head of Taiwan Government Representative in Indonesia (TETO) Amb. John C Chen said, since the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) Agricultural Engineers was assigned to Indonesia 42 years ago, various cooperation programs have been carried out. The cooperation includes Cultivation System Improvement for mushrooms, asparagus, oranges, and livestock; Horticultural crop production techniques, aquaculture techniques, irrigation systems, food processing, soil and water conservation, and agribusiness management.
Meanwhile, there are currently 18 collaborative projects, including the Bali One Village One Product (OVOP) Project, Bogor Agribusiness Project, Corporate Agriculture Improvement and Development for Bandung Area, Superior Variety Rice Development in South Sulawesi and Agricultural Pilot Area Cooperation in Karawang Area.
The Taiwan Technical Mission has also conducted more than 130 training and field trips, in which more than 20,000 people have benefited. Taiwan, John said, will continue to share techniques and experiences in agricultural management or marketing, to help increase income and agricultural output, and to improve community’s lives.
Head of the Taiwan Economic and Trade Representative Office (TETO) John Chen (third from left) with the Director of International Cooperation of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture Mesah Tarigan (fourth from left); and Head of Taiwan Technical Team Douglas Muh (second from left) and President of Taiwan Alumni / ICDF Indonesia Arif Misbahul MBM all joining Cake cutting ceremony as the Opening Ceremony of “42 Years of Taiwan-Indonesia Agricultural Cooperation” Seminar in Jakarta, Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Taiwan ICDF International Cooperation and Development Fund established High Quality Rice Seed Breeding Center in UNHAS University is Makassar, which features store house, grinding house, and Greenhouse prototype as part of the project.
Greenhouse Prototype in this High Quality Rice Seed Breeding Development Project in UNHAS had finished construction and inaugurated. Inauguration was carried out by Ribbon-cutting Ceremony by Amb. John C Chen as the Head of Taiwan Representatives Office in Indonesia (TETO) and Dr. Hsiang Tie Yie as the Secretary General of ICDF Taiwan accompanied by UNHAS University Rector, Prof. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA. The Ceremony was held in Teaching Farm of Agriculture Faculty of UNHAS University.
UNHAS University Rector in her welcoming speech, conveyed that Greenhouse establishment added to enthusiasm and inspiration to UNHAS University Research teams. This cooperation implementations will be beneficial for many parts, from farmers productivity to increasing numbers of governmental exports.
TETO Head, Amb. John C Chen in his welcoming speech mentioned that thus Grant Project had entered its second year since it was inaugurated in 2018. He also mentioned that this Grant Project and Taiwan would provide funding of more than USD 1 Million (15 Billion Rupiah) for this Seed Project in UNHAS University. This Grant is expected to strengthen UNHAS University achievements as the only university outside Java island ranked in Top 10 National Best Universities.
While ICDF Taiwan Secretary General Dr. Hsiang Tie Yie pointed that the Seed Breeding Center implemented Taiwan cooperation to Indonesian Agricultural Human Resources. Taiwan has had 43 years of experience in cooperative projects in Indonesian Human Resources Development, specifically in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries.
Taiwan government has granted Information Communication and Technology Center (ICT Center) with USD 2 Million valuation (around 27.5 billion Rupiah) to Universitas Syiah Kuala (Unsyiah), Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam.
The facility was constructed by contractor from Taiwan, RSEA Engineering Corporation Taipei Taiwan, since 2009. Considering Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam is included as earthquake prone area, the ICT Center building was designed with Taiwan earthquake-resistant technology.
This multifunctional ICT Center building consists of 3 floors, 5 classrooms completed with computers facilities. Not only providing Center Hall accommodates 150 person, ICT Center also features library, meeting rooms, small to medium classrooms, catering area, and offices.