News » IAARD signed an MOU for a Corn Hybrid Technology License with a private Company.

(adm/Apr 02, 2009)
Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) conducted an interactive dialogue regarding the advanced agricultural innovation technology in supporting agro-business development. The dialogue was carried out in line with Agrinex Expo 2009 event at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta.

The interactive dialog that also attended by some agro-business entrepreneurs was lead by famous presenter, Lula Kamal. Prior to the event, the signing of MOU was done by Dr. Muhammad Yasin representing Indonesian Cereal Research Institute as the producer of hybrid corns in collaboration with three seeds farm companies,  PT. Sumber Alam Sutera, PT. Bintang Timur Pasifik and PT. Makmur Sejahtera Nusantara. The signing was witnessed by the Director General of IAARD, Dr. Gatot Irianto and the Head of Indonesian Center for Food Crops Research and Development.

In this occasion, the Director General of IAARD described some IAARD products like innovations in seeds, fertilizers, and agricultural machines and tools.  In addition, some technological packets from IAARD that have been patented and in the process of registration by the Directorate of Patent and Intellectual Property Rights also presented.   It was described that the number of agricultural innovation technologies produced by IAARD dominated the number of patents issued by Directorate of Patent and Intellectual Property Right. As the interactive dialogue proceeded, many participants asked about agricultural technology such as hybrid corn, hybrid rice, fertilizers and other advanced commodities should be easily acquired in the market.  It was explained that Agrinex Expo 2009 will last till 14 March 2009, and participangts were requested to visit the Ministry of Agriculture stand that equipped info-guide to explain some details of the advanced commodities produced by IAARD.