IPB University's OVOC Team Helps Village Business Development in Bengkalis, Riau


A total of three IPB University students conducted village observations and village business development in Sekodi Village, Bengkalis Regency, Riau through the One Village One CEO (OVOC) Program. The three IPB University students are students of the Department of Forest Management, which consist of Nurafni Natasya, Dhea Aqilla Sundari and Dyah Bayu Kusumadewi.

The One Village One CEO (OVOC) program is a program initiated by the Directorate of Student Affairs and Career Development of IPB University. This program aims to learn how to form a rural business ecosystem based on superior village products (Prukades).

Nurafni explained, Sekodi Village is a village located on the tip of Bengkalis Island with inadequate road access. Thus, more effort is needed regarding observing village potential and developing village potential.

The IPB University student said that the potential of the village is in the form of ecotourism of tame mangroves and Sekodi beach. However, it is still very difficult to develop considering that road access and other infrastructure facilities are not adequate, in addition to the superior potential of the village in the form of sago.

Zamri as the head of Sekodi Village said that 80 percent of the village's potential utilized was in the form of sago. The utilization of sago can be in the form of pieces of sago sticks that are sold outside Sekodi Village or sago derivative products in the form of sago rendang and sago flour.

Based on the existing potential, the OVOC IPB University team provided training on sago-derived products. Not only that, the OVOC IPB University team also provided an overview and examples of good packaging and marketing techniques. (*) (IAAS/PSA)



Published Date : 21-Dec-2021

Resource Person : Nurafni Natasya, Dhea Aqilla Sundari dan Dyah Bayu Kusumadewi

Keyword : OVOC IPB, IPB students, sago flour, sago wood

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