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Focus Group Discussion (FGD) : "The Role of Corn Logistics Systems in Provision of National Feed Raw Materials"

Bogor, FLPI held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the theme "The Role of Corn Logistics Systems in Provision of National Feed Raw Materials" at the IPB Faculty of Animal Husbandry Meeting Room on Wednesday, November 14 2018. The FGD was attended by around 50 participants consisting of academics, government, business and community related to corn feed.

This FGD was held against the background of current hot topics related to corn as a national feed material. The output of the FGD is expected to produce a solution related to corn logistics to achieve the standard stock availability and quality of local corn and develop knowledge of human resources involved in the corn logistics system as feed ingredients, explained Prof. Luki Abdullah (Chairman of FLPI).

The FGD activity was opened by the Chairman of FLPI as well as the moderator of the discussion. The FGD began with the presentation of material on the corn logistics system from a macroeconomic perspective. This material was delivered by Dr. Sahara, SP, M.Sc as Chair of the Department of Economics of IPB. The second material is "The Concept of Local Corn Supply Chain Policy and Its Implications" delivered by Maxdeyul Sola as Secretary General of the National Corn Board. The third material was delivered by board advisor of GPMT,  drh. Sudirman related to the use of imported and local corn as national feed raw materials. The fourth material related to the corn logistics model as feed raw material was delivered by Dr.Edy Hartulistiyoso from the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, IPB.

The FGD activities involved invited guests as discussants consisting of the Directorate of Feed, DG PKH, Dr. Mursyid Masum (Director of Feed for the period 2010-2014), Prof. Budi Tangendjaja (Balitnak), Dharmayugo Hermansyah (Kapusdagri, Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia), Audy Joinaldy and Ismunandar ( representative of feed companies), Noor Avianto (Head of Livestock Husbandry in Bappenas), Sugeng Wahyudi (Secretary General of GOPAN), Prof. Herdis (BPPT), Bulog, lecturer at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Technology of IPB and IPB logistics logistics postgraduate students.