Fapet of IPB University and FLPI Provide Training in Management of Animal Products in the Pandemic Period

Food product management becomes important in the middle of a pandemic. Management patterns from production to marketing must be adapted to the current social conditions of the community. New adjustments are needed, especially livestock products such as meat. Responding to this, the Faculty of Animal Husbandry (Fapet) of IPB University held an online training to discuss the management of livestock products in the midst of a pandemic. The webinar activity titled "Management of Animal Product Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Pandemic Period" (5/20) through the Zoom application was carried out in collaboration with the Indonesian Livestock Logistics Forum (FLPI). This forum is an association of practitioners and academics engaged in animal husbandry management and logistics.

In his remarks, Prof. Luki Abdullah, as the Chairperson of FLPI as well as an expert and lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Bogor, food with long-term serving, far more has a high functional value in a pandemic situation. So that the supply chain patterns of livestock commodities must also adjust to the needs of consumers. "In the next four to five months, we will experience changes in the food system, especially in the field of animal husbandry. This is to ensure the availability of food for the people of Indonesia. On behalf of FLPI, I thank you for taking the time and happy discussion, "added Prof. Luki, as well as opening training activities.

Present as the speaker was Dr. Epi Taufik, a lecturer at IPB University who is an expert in Animal Product Technology from Faculty of Animal Husbandry. Dr Epi discussed the logistics of cold chain livestock products. At the beginning of the discussion, the material presented was related to food issues during the pandemic. According to him, an important issue in the food industry and the food supply chain due to the pandemic is the issue of food security and food security. The community must protect themselves so that their immunity and physical health are maintained by consuming adequate food. In this case the government must ensure that food supply continues to flow.

"Food supply must proceed with prioritization of guarantees, so that all parties involved in the production and distribution of food and products can continue to run. This must be supported by the health and safety of each protected stakeholder, "continued Dr. Epi.

The training was divided into two main sessions, namely the delivery of material and question and answer discussion with participants. In the second session, participants were enthusiastic about asking various things to the speaker. Operational problems and disruptions due to COVID-19 in the food supply chain are a widely discussed topic.

Dr Epi again explained that the problem of warehousing, especially goods that had piled up in the warehouse, was a serious thing that happened. In addition, many raw materials are supplied from abroad, when access is restricted, it is difficult to get raw materials. This causes the supply chain to be disrupted.

At the end of the discussion Dr. Epi advised that in this situation all parties must work together to find the right approach and solution. The challenges of the supply system in the new normal era require technology and innovation. This is the duty of all parties, not just one or two parties. (IAAS / NAS)

Published Date : 22-May-2020

Resource Person : Dr Epi

Keyword : IPB lecturer, Fapet IPB University, food supply chain, livestock management