Summer Course Program
Green Technology for Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
The 2017 Summer Course Program on Green Technology for Sustainable Tropical Agriculture will be held to understand regional sustainability by means of multifaceted research and technology of sustainable tropical agriculture. The program is arranged to promote talents to find problem and discuss solution independently concerning this science field. In addition, the program is arranged to improve the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to work in a team that is multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural as well as awareness of the need for lifelong learning including access to information related to current issues. For attaining this purpose, this summer course involves plenary lectures, field practices, technical tours and group discussion toward sustainable tropical agriculture on technology and agricultural engineering perspective. All students who participate this summer course are encouraged to have study project would like to pursue and the reason their want to study that.
This program organized by Departement of Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). The main activity of this program are lecture, field works, group discussion and culture exchange. The lectures cover specific or general aspects such as : the role of agricultural engineering for sustainable agriculture production, technological implementation, research and development, organization and management, government policy aspect, human resources, etc. The excursion at oil palm plantation and palm oil mill at PTPN 8, Kampung Wisata Cinangneng, and Indonesian Industrial and Beverage Crops Research Institute would be conducted for discussing about sustainable tropical agriculture, using field equipment to find out some insights for regional sustainability. In addition, field practice in small medium enterprise would be conducted to produce artificial rice and specialty coffee. Group discussion would be focused for raising the issues related to the agricultural technology practices in relation with tropical agriculture sustainability and formulate the solutions for respective issue raised. Flyer publication and Program Schedule could be download here :