In Universitas Brawijaya, Minister of Culture Affairs Minister of Cooperation with the University

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, May 25 2018 - 23:00 IWST

Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman
Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman

INDUSTRY.co.id - Malang - Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman series of application of research results for agricultural development in Indonesia. The seriousness is shown by the commitment of the application of the research results of two lecturers of Universitas Brawijaya.

The result of the research is in the form of red corn, and then fertilizer. Red corn research results that claimed many benefits for health (functional food) because it contains anthocyanin. As for fertilizer, claimed to have been tested to increase rice production up to 30 to 50 percent.

"I ask for the results of this agricultural research are directly applied. Kementan will prepare the budget," said Amran amid filling guest lecture themed
'Building Sustainable and Sustainable Agriculture in Industrial Age 4.0', in Windyaloka building, Universitas Brawijaya on Friday (25/05).

Minister of Agriculture immediately asked the Agricultural Technology Assessment Institute (BPTP) East Java to facilitate its application on a larger scale. For red corn, researchers undertake to apply on 100 hectares. Then for the fertilizer research results will be applied on 200 hectares.

"We buy this fertilizer, to be applied on 200 hectares If proven up 50 percent, we buy for 1,000 even 2,000 hectares," said Amran before thousands of students and lecturer of Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Brawijaya.

As the holder of four agricultural patents, Amran understands how difficult it is to be a researcher, often hard work that is not worth the award. To that end, a number of breakthroughs have been issued by Minister Amran to encourage research, among others, apply the online system and provide incentives to researchers.

"In the past, the process could be three years, now it is online to save cost and time, the researcher can also input the product through e-catalog, we give the royalty, even some have yielded up to 6 billion rupiah," said Amran.

In the future, Amran hopes that there will be permanent cooperation between the Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture in the region with the university so that the research is really applicable and useful for the development of Indonesian agriculture.

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