Bogor, 22-08-2018       Indonesia Version


Canberra, 6-10 Agustus 2017, for 5 days Dr. Dicky Pamungkas (Head of BCATRES), Dr. Yudi Sastro (ICHORD) and Dr. Ening Ariningsih (ICASEP) have been assigned to attend The Crawford Parliamentary Conference with a theme “Transforming lives and livelihoods: The Digital Revolution in Agriculture”. The conference which was conducted by the Australia government was held on 7-8 August 2017 contained networking dinner and presentation delivered by Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda with theme “A New Narrative for Ending Hunger”. The speaker is the Vice President for Country support, Policy, and Delivery at Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa and The Policy Advisory Council of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research. The welcome speech was presented by  Director of Crawford Fund, The Hon John Anderson AO which is a member of The Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) Showcase followed by ministerial opening delivered by Deputy of Prime Minister, The Hon John Barnaby Joyce MP. The use of information technology id to deliver information of research results to the community starting from the management which is carefully and accurately managed.
Several important points resulted: (a) open and freely data are required in establishing world food self-sufficient. The internet development supports the data disclosure. The data should be findable, accessible, make sense and solve the problem; (b) the lack of normalized, reliable and real-time information make the agricultural market become not efficient and leading to the risk of difficult management. This is due to the agricultural market participants significantly receive asymmetry information. It is needed the general language in order to easy in analyzing the agricultural data; (c) the issue of the nutrient requirement may be used to create supply response of agriculture. More various agricultural lands produce more food and nutrient. In this case, the small and medium scale farming produce around 50-75% of world food. As well as in the nutrient case. The increase of agricultural land area, the diversity will decrease. The challenge is how we increase the sustainable intensification without losing the diversity; (d) researches use Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) resulting real-time data will provide great benefits for the farmers. By using the MAD, researchers not only collect data and information from the farmers, but also can provide feedback to the farmers based on those data and information collected and showing its real-time data directly.