IMAKAHI – CIVAS Discussion on Poultry Industry Restructuring
Sunday, 15 July 2007
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Darmaga, Bogor. The Indonesian Veterinary Student Association (IMAKAHI) in collaboration with Center for Indonesian Veterinary Analytical Studies (CIVAS) jointly organized the discussion with the focus on raising backyard poultry in residential areas in relation with avian influenza control. The speakers for this discussion were Dr Tri Satya Putri Naipospos (Chairman of CIVAS) and Dr Muladno (Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bogor Agricultural University). The moderator for the discussion was Iwan Berri Prima (President of IMAKAHI). The discussion was officially opened by Dr I Wayan Teguh Wibawan (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). It is expected that the discussion will lead to the solutions of mitigation avian influenza risk in Indonesia.
He also mentioned that the discussion was initiated by a group of people as part of the poultry society in Indonesia who had the opinion that local government effort in banning backyard chicken (sector 4) in residential areas should be implemented carefully. The banning policy has to be adopted by considering all relevant factors such as politic, economic, social, as well culture of the Indonesian society. On the other hand, it should not hamper the need of poor people to get chicken meat as the cheapest source of animal protein that they can afford.
The discussion was also attended by Dr Bachtiar Moerad (Chairman of Indonesian Veterinary Public Health Association/ASKESMAVETI), Dr Maradoli Hutasuhut (Directorate of Non-Ruminant Livestock, Department of Agriculture), Dr Sri Mukartini (Directorate of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Agriculture), Dr Hardi (Livestock and Fisheries Services Office of Bogor District), Dr Michael Indra (PT Cheil Jedang Superfeed) and others. Most of the participants were students and lecturers of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University.