24 May 2013
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) held a Carnival on the last day of grand festival of Flowers and Fruits Festival Nusantara (FBBN) in BaranangsiangCampus, on 19 May 2013. The Carnival was started when the declaration was announced. The parade dispatched by Dr. Ir. Suswono, MMA, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia through some streets around the Bogor Botanical Gardens. On this occasion Rector of IPB, Prof. HerrySuhardiyantohanded over the book on ""RevolusiOranye (Orange Revolution)" to the Minister of Agriculture.
24 May 2013
The fruit consumption level of Indonesiais still far behind the WHO recommendations, though we have to import fruits from 22 countries in the world that spent 12 billion dollars per year of our foreign exchange. "If we want to increase the level of our fruit consumption according to WHO recommendations, then we should take the advantage of our own fruit products (develop fruit estates) or increase our fruitsimport," said Prof. Dr.. Sobir, Head of Research Center for Tropical Horticulture (PKHT)-LPPM IPB, as the guest speaker at one of the seminar series on Festival of Fruits and Flowers, at the IICC, Bogor, 17 May 2013.