In conjunction with The 50th Years Anniversary of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), UNTA 2013 meeting and seminar is held at IPB, Bogor , Indonesia on September 3-4, 2013. The theme of the event is “Industrial Agriculture for Sustainable Food Security and Rural Development”. It expected that this event will strengthen agricultural higher education networks to respond to the opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable agriculture through collaborative education and research.

2013 University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA) President’s Forum

Introduction

A. Background
University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA) was established on December 13, 2012 as a result of the Roundtable Discussion during President’s Forum on Agriculture for Leading University in Southeast Asia in National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. This network aims to implement integration and to create closer ties in order to improve higher education, training and research in the area of tropical agriculture (http://unta.npust.edu.tw/).

UNTA as established by ten universities, namely Bogor Agricultural University (IPB, Indonesia), Brawijaya University (Indonesia), University Putra Malaysia and University Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia), Kasetsart University and Maejo University (Thailand), Thai Nguyen University (Vietnam), National Pingtung University of Science and Technology and Ming Dao University (Taiwan), and Wehenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science (Germany). UNTA opens for registration of new members of UNTA.

In conjunction with The 50th Years Anniversary of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), UNTA 2013 meeting and seminar is held at IPB, Bogor , Indonesia on September 3-4, 2013. The theme of the event is “Industrial Agriculture for Sustainable Food Security and Rural Development”. It expected that this event will strengthen agricultural higher education networks to respond to the opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable agriculture through collaborative education and research.

B. Objectives
The objectives of meeting and seminar are twofolds, namely:

  • To strengthen international networks in developing tropical agriculture
  • To increase the attractiveness of agricultural higher education

Agenda

Monday, September 2 Arrival

TimeEventVenue
Guest ArrivalHotel
12.00-
13.00
Lunch at Santika Resaurant
13.00-
17.00
First Day Excursion (optional)Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
http://tamanmini.com/english/
18.30-
20.00
Cocktail DinnerBallroom 3, IPB International Convention Center (IPB-ICC)

Tuesday, September 3 Forum

Time EventContent
07.00-08.00Transfer from Santika Hotel to Darmaga Campus, Bogor Agricultural University
08.00-08.45Campus Tour and Coffee Morning at teaching farm (on bus registration)
09.00-09.30Welcome RemarksProf. Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto, Rector of Bogor Agricultural
University

Report of First UNTA Meeting
from Prof. Dr. Yuan-Kuang Guu,
President of National Pingtung
University of Science and
Technology
Venue
Auditorium Andi Hakim Nasoetion
Opening RemarksMinister of Education and Culture
09.30-10.00Keynote SpeechDr. Kostas Stomulis, Food and
Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations

Mr. Pham Quang Minh, The
Head Division of Agriculture
Industries and Natural
Resources, ASEAN Secretariat
10.00-10.45Session I :
Innovation -based agricultural productivity improvement
Chair : Prof. Dr. Yuan-Kuang Guu, President of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Honorable Speakers :
1.Prof. Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap, Vice President for International Relations Kasetsart University (Thailand)
2.Prof. Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto, Rector of Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)
3.Asst. Prof. Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, President of Maejo University (Thailand)
4.Professor Deborah Terry, Senior Vice-President University of Queensland (Australia)
10.45-11.30Session II :
Climate change-adapted sustainable agriculture
Chair : Prof. Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap, Vice President for International Relations Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Honorable Speakers :
1.Vice-chancellor of University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
2.Dr. Bambang Purwantara, Director of Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (Indonesia)
3.Prof. Dr. Yuan-Kuang Guu, President of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
11.30-12.15Session III : Sustainable agribusiness developmentChair : Vice-chancellor of University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)

Honorable Speakers :

1.Prof. Dr. Shih-Shiung Chen, President of Ming Dao University (Taiwan)
2.Prof. Dr. Sumeru Ashari, Dean of Agriculture Faculty of Brawijaya University (Indonesia)
3.Deputy vice-chancellor of Unversiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia)
12.15-12.45General DiscussionChair: Rector of Bogor Agricultural University
12.45-13.00Token of Appreciation and Photo Session
13.00-14.00LUNCHLobby
14.00-16.30UNTA Roundtable DiscussionRector Meeting Room
16.30-18.00Commuting from IPB Darmaga to Hotel
19.00-21.00Galla DinnerIPB International Convention Center

Wednesday, September 4 Excursion

TimeEvent
07.00-07.30Breakfast at the Hotel
07.30-08.00Morning Trip
Inauguration Ceremony
Commuting to Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology & Genetic Resources
Inauguration Ceremony
Commuting to Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Darmaga Campus
08.00-09.45 Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology & Genetic ResourcesInauguration Ceremony
09.45-10.15 Commuting to Bogor Botanical Garden (www.bogorbotanicgardens.org)
10.15-13.00 Bogor Botanical Garden (Viewing and Lunch at Dedaunan Cafe)
13.00-14.00 Commuting to Taman Wisata Mekarsari (www.mekarsari.com)
14.00-18.00
Taman Wisata Mekarsari

• Movie viewing
• Indonesian Unique Fruit Expo
• Tour
18.00-20.00 Dinner and Return to Hotel

Invited Speakers

InstitutesName
Bogor Agricultural University
Ractor,
Prof. Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto
Ministry of Education and Culture,
Republic of Indonesia
Vice Minister,
Prof. Musliar Kasim
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationa (Rome)Deputy Director,
Dr. Carlos Arthur B da Silva
Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (Indonesia)Director,
Dr. Bambang Purwantara
National Pingtung University of Science and TechnologyPresident,
Prof. Dr. Yuan-Kuang Guu
Maejo University (Thailand)President,
Prof. Dr. Chamnian Yosraj
Queensland University (Australia)President,
Prof. Dr. Deborah Terry
International Realations Kasetart University (Thailand)Vice President,
Prof. Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap
Research and International of Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)Deputy Dean,
Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Omar
Thai Nguyen University (Vietnam)Vice President,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Van Minh
Resaearch and Innovation of Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)Deputy Vice-chancellor,
Prof. Dr. Mohd. Saleh Jaafar
Ming Dao University (Taiwan)President,
Prof. Dr. Shih-Shiung Chen
Agriculture Faculty of Brawijaya University (Indonesia)Dean,
Prof. Dr. Sumeru Ashari
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia)Dr. Jupikely James Silip

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