Food Security Seminar and Partnership with Texas A&M University

The seminar was held on Friday, 26 March 2010, and brought together agricultural leaders from Texas A&M University, USDA and Indonesian institutions to discuss current efforts of ensuring food security in Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region. More Specifically, the focus is on utilizing indigenous crops for food processing and biodiversity. Each institutions discuss their current activities and programs in this area, and the seminar concluded with discussion long-term, collaborative efforts amongst attending institutions.

General Welcome and Overview by Dr. Ed. Price
Welcoming Remarks by Unud Vice Rector for Program and Academic Affairs, Prof. IKG Bendesa
Food Security related programs at Udayana University by Dr. Made Utama
Overview of SEAFAST center and Project Accomplishment by Dr. Pur Hariyadi
Texas A&M University engagement in Indonesia & SE Asia by Ambassador Eric Bost and Dr. Ed Price
USDA Programs in Indonesia by Mr. Dennis Voborill
Collaborative efforts including USAID – funded University linkages program
Next steps & closing remarks by Dr. Ed Price

Detail about the partnership, please contact:
Pusat Pengkajian Buah-buahan Tropika (PPBT)
Center for Research on Tropical Fruit (CERETROF)
Universitas Udayana
Gedung Rektorat Lt.2, Ruang PHK-I Unud
Kampus Bukit – Jimbaran, Bali
Telp./Fax. : + 62 (0361) 704846
email: trop-fruit at  or supartha_utama[at]

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