DPM FEM IPB University Revive Young Farmers Studio in Benteng Village, Bogor

The Student Representative Council of the Faculty of Economics and Management (DPM FEM) IPB University initiated the Youth Empowerment Program through the Young Farmers Studio in Benteng Village, Ciampea District, Bogor, West Java. This was revealed in the soft launching of the Student Organization Capacity Building Program (PPK Ormawa) which aims to encourage the regeneration of the agricultural sector in Benteng Village, (6/8).

PPK Ormawa is a program under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbud Ristek). The main objective is to strengthen the capacity of ormawa to be competent, especially through community service activities.

"KDP Ormawa cannot stand alone in establishing a Farmer's Studio so it needs assistance for the progress of Benteng Village," said Rendi Nur Setiaji, Deputy Chairperson of PPK Ormawa DPM FEM.

He added that Saung Astani's target was Benteng Village youth aged 15 to 35 years. Learning will be held every Saturday and Sunday with materials that have been adapted to the needs of residents in the village, such as material on hydroponics, pests and plant diseases.

"To realize the Young Farmers Studio program, there are several activities that are planned to be carried out, namely learning for 9 weeks with a curriculum that has been prepared every week, field practice every week, and initiative projects by young farmers," said Rendi.

Hastuti, SP, MP, MSi as the supervisor of PPK Ormawa said that synergy with the community must be prioritized during the program. "Agricultural regeneration is a problem throughout Indonesia, so a paradigm shift is needed regarding the agricultural sector," he added.

The Benteng Village also supports the activities of the Young Farmers Studio. The Head of Benteng Village, H Faka Harika, SAP, said that today's agriculture must be a genius born by youth with innovative product marketing. Chairman of the Farmers Group Association (Gapoktan) of Benteng Village, Kang Pardi also said that the farmer's studio was one of the keys to the success of the regeneration of young Indonesian farmers.

On that occasion, President Director of PT ARSY, Canesia Aisah Jeannonaveva and Director of Management of PT ARSY, Ratna Kartika Putri explained that being a farmer, especially millennial farmers, has abundant benefits. Products continue to grow and have great export opportunities.

“Technology literate agriculture is targeted at millennials, it is very much needed to increase agricultural production. Let's advance Indonesian agriculture, let millennials move through farmer's studios," said the two. (*/Rz)

Published Date : 10-Aug-2022

Resource Person : Hastuti, SP, MP, MSi

Keyword : IPB students, Benteng village, PPK Ormawa DPM FEM