CIVAS at Indo Livestock 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Livestock has become a very important commodity for the development of a nation. It has at least two important roles, first is its role in the economy and second is its role in nursing a healthy and intelligent nation through animal proteins. One way Indonesian farmers use to improve their animal husbandry is by creating events that socialize information related to animal husbandry to the public and share information among themselves. One of the international events is Indo Livestock Expo & Forum.
Indo Livestock Expo & Forum – Indonesia’s 4th Biggest Feed & Livestock Industry was held on July 1st to 3rd, 2008, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). The first Indo Livestock Expo & Forum was held in Bali and afterwards the second and third event was held in Jakarta. This event is held routinely every two years in Indonesia. It is supported by all involved in the livestock and feed sector, starting from the government, private sector, associations, and non-government organizations. It is an exhibition of technology and livestock products. Besides that, this event is also to introduce organizations/institutions moving in the animal husbandry field.
For the first time Center for Indonesian Veterinary Analytical Studies (CIVAS) acquired the opportunity to become an exhibitor at the Indo Livestock Expo & Forum this year. The involvement CIVAS in this event is to promote itself to livestock stakeholders and public in general and to veterinarians specifically. CIVAS as an NGO that moves in the field of animal health and food safety has the responsibility to improve public awareness on animal health and food safety issues. This event is used to socialize CIVAS’ vision and mission to visitor. In the stand there was a display of CIVAS’ activities and projects. There was also a daily quiz for visitors coming to the stand. The quiz was about animal. It was done to socialize about animal issues to visitors.
On the second day of the event, CIVAS also held a public discussion about poultry slaughterhouses. The discussion was themed “A Poultry Slaughterhouse that Meets the Required Standards and is Profitable, What is it Like?” and is a collaboration between CIVAS and TROBOS magazine.
At the exhibition, people were highly interested to know about CIVAS. This was shown by the number of people visiting stand, every day there were more than 100 visitors coming to CIVAS stand. The visitors come from various backgrounds, ranging from the government, private companies, farmers, academicians, to general public.