To share lessons from significant progress in Thailand’s work to eliminate hunger and undernutrition in its country, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Mahidol University recently conducted the South-South Learning Workshop to Accelerate Progress to End Hunger and Nutrition for a range of stakeholders from Africa and Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was developed in partnership with Compact2025, the Food Security Portal project, and with… Read more.
A number of students of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy UGM have developed a herbal formula to cure wounds usually suffered by people with diabetes. The formula uses coffee extract. It was Diana Octavirena Antaresty, Fakhri Husain, Maulana Supama Putra, Siti Hartinah and Giovani Oka Putra Caesar that developed the gel to cure diabetes wounds that are infected by bacteria. The medication is called as Roco Gel. Team chairman, Diana, said the active substances in robusta… Read more.
[BANGKOK] An emerging viral disease observed in both wild and farmed tilapia could impact global food security and nutrition if biosafety measures are not introduced, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other organisations have warned. The warning appeared in a special alert issued by FAO (May 26). Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) was first detected in Israel in 2009, but was only confirmed as a new  disease in 2014. Cases have since been… Read more.
Researchers in biomedical sector are racing against time to find solutions for clinical problems. Different from research in medical science which is an applied science, basic biological science plays an important role to strengthen the foundation of biomedical research. The research that uses a traditional approach takes even more than 17 years to be used directly by patients with certain diseases. On the other hand, by using new methods development, the discovery of medicines and treatment… Read more.
Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM is currently making the blueprint of livestock products sovereignty. This was said by Dean of Faculty of Animal Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, DAA., DEA., on Wednesday (7/6) at the Faculty. The blueprint is a form of concrete contribution by the University in welcoming 100 years of independence of Republic of Indonesia in 2045. Ali Agus said Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM is ready to contribute to realizing food sovereignty through the provision of animal… Read more.
UGM students develop a livestock-based social investment application namely Bantuternak. It is a platform which brings together investors and cattle breeders. The startup built by Ray Rezky Ananda (Faculty of Animal Sciences), Hanifah Nisrina (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences), as well as Ayub and Fata (Faculty of Engineering) through Innovative Academy 3 UGM is developed to help the farmers obtain funds. This business development started from their concern on the condition of breeders in… Read more.
Food security is a matter of both quality and quantity, and achieving it means changing the behaviour of everyone, from farmers and consumers to governments and agribusiness. Southeast Asia faces challenges of food security and nutrition as population growth and rising affluence increase food demand and competition for resources. Longer-term challenges include changes in consumption patterns, volatile food prices, climate change impact, conversion of agricultural land to industrial uses, and… Read more.