IPB Organized the International Symposium on Bambu

Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB Bogor Agricultural University) in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, USA, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Coventry University, British Council, Institute of International Education organized the International Symposium on " Bamboo in the Urban Environmental". The symposium was  was carridd out at IPB International Convention Center (IICC) Bogor (7-8 / 3).

Vice Dean for Resources, Cooperation and Development of the Faculty of Forestry of IPB, Dr. Naresworo Nugroho, stated that the symposium discussed on the standardization or ISO for bamboo. The symposium was participated by delegates of 13 countries around the world, namely Australia, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They are scientists, researchers and students of doctoral program S3 who are concerned on the  development bamboo.

Dr. Naresworo said, that IPB is one of members of bamboo international consortium. "This international symposium is the 3rd of its kind. The objectives of the symposium are to  share their experiences, discuss on the research cooperation and student mobility. It is expected that proposed new standardization-related bamboo draft can be adopted by each country, "he said.

The keynote speaker for the symposium was the Head of the National Standardization Agency, Prof. Bambang Prasetya, who is also the national bamboo researcher of Indonesia. In his keynote speech, he expressed the importance of bamboo from a global perspective with special attention to its economic, social and ecological values.

He said that Indonesia is the homeland of more than 160 species of Bamboo that provides the world with thousands of end products. Bamboo in particular, has become a popular non-timber forest product as it is used by rural communities in the developing world for food, building materials, cash income, furniture, and crafts. As part of our local wisdom, for generations people of Indonesia have been incorporating Bamboo as a highly utilized staple material in their daily lives. People also use bamboo to produce mats, baskets, tools, handles, hats, traditional toys, musical instruments and furniture as well as in the food sector, where bamboo shoots are a delicacy. By looking at the potential use and characteristics, bamboo and industrial development becomes strategically important for Indonesia to standardize bamboo. (Wied)

Published Date : 10-Mar-2017

Subject : Dr. Naresworo Nugroho, Prof. Bambang Prasetya

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