News » Inauguration of Agro Innovation Park and Tagrimart

(adm/Sep 18, 2015)

BOGOR – Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) in this 2015 starts to developing Agro Innovation Park which comes with Agro Innovation Mart (Tagrimart) at each park. Both park and mart are intended to accelerate the implementation of innovation technology resulted by IAARD.

Director General of IAARD Dr. Muhammad Syakir, Friday (18/9/2015), said that the park is a miniature of IAARD’s stream of strategic commodities to be featured in order to be replicated economically and comes with the mart to unifies the on-farm and off-farm.

“Objective of an innovation must be applied and useful for the people, a research should have a comparative advantage, namely socio-economic spectrum,” said Director General on the opening event of Agro Innovation Park and Tagrimart at Indonesian Center for Agricultural Technology Assessment and Development (ICATAD).

Moreover, according to DG, this agro innovation park is also an effective dissemination channel of research results. Hence, he reminded that innovations shown should be able to be replicated by farmer in economic scale.

The ICATAD agro innovation park and Tagrimart are examples of other parks to be developed in Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology at 32 provinces.

Each park will have own characteristics based on the local superior commodities and specific location technologies where IAARD technological innovation should be used to add value so that in the future will lead to the welfare of society, especially farmers.