IPB University Collaborates with Indonesia Halal Lifestyle Center to Develop Halal Industry

The future of the halal industry is bright, IPB University cooperates with the Indonesian Halal Lifestyle Center (Inhalife) to develop the domestic halal industry. This commitment is evidenced by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IPB University and the Indonesian Halal Lifestyle Center (Inhalife) on Wednesday (13/11) in Jakarta.

The signing coincided with the activities of the Indonesia International Halal Lifestyle Conference, Forum and Expo at the Jakarta Convention Center.

The signing of this MoU aims to improve and develop the halal industry in Indonesia. The MoU was signed by the Rector of IPB University, Prof. Dr. Arif Satria and the Chairperson of Inhalife, Dr. Sapta Nirwandar, SE.

On this occasion, Prof. Arif Satria conveyed the important role of IPB University in developing the Halal Industry.

"IPB University has the role of printing prospective entrepreneurs engaged in halal business. This is considered very important because the demand for halal products is very high both in the domestic and global markets," said the Lecturer of the Faculty of Human Ecology at IPB University.

Prof. Arif Satria added, IPB University had contributed in the aspect of halal industry technology. One of them is technology in the form of a halal product detection device created by IPB University students. Going forward, IPB University will continue to develop research in the halal industry.

"Besides in the field of human resource development and technology, IPB University also has a role in service in the halal industry, one of which is to help audit the halal products on the market," said the Rector of IPB.

In line with the Rector of IPB University, Dr. Sapta Nirwandar conveyed the importance of the role of the Indonesian government in the halal product industry.

"Indonesia must now transform from cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other halal products into producers in the halal industry. We must also be brave to transform into exporters, because now the import of halal products is much higher than our exports of halal products," he explained.

Dr Sapta believes that Indonesia is able to become an exporter of halal products because there are product advantages in the agricultural sector. However, he acknowledged that the community currently still needs literacy about the halal industry because people's understanding of the halal industry is still low.

"Therefore, we collaborate with IPB University to provide education for halal industry players ranging from the food sector, hospitality, to the banking sector," said the former Deputy Minister of Tourism. (NR)

Published Date : 16-Nov-2019

Resource Person : Dr Sapta

Keyword : MoU, IPB University