Bogor, December 7th, 2017. Indofood Sukses Makmur Scholarship recipient students (BISMA) who are members of the BISMA Nusantara Association held a National Seminar with the theme "Strategy for National Food Security in the Face of Climate Change". The Seminar was held at the International Convention Centre of the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) as a concern of BISMA toward food security and climate change issues. BISMA is a scholarship program, that established from partnership between PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (Indofood) and Karya Salemba Empat Foundation (KSE), integrated with a series of leadership and nationalism training, to create an independent young generation.
This national seminar was held to provide education for the communities about the impacts of climate change on crop yields and agricultural technology. Climate change could reduce food productivity, increase water consumption, reduce yield quality and encourage development of pest disease. Through this event, BISMA invited participants to motivate and think of creative ideas for an overview, related to the role of various parties in compiling food security strategies especially in dealing with climate change issues.
Kiky Jenithia Rosalia, Head of the BISMA Nusantara Association said "We as students want to hold this seminar so that the younger generation's creative ideas can be applied in the world of agriculture. The seminar will be divided into two sessions, on national food security and strategies in solving climate change issues. Hopefully there will be many solutions resulting from this seminar so that Indonesia can become self-sufficient in food and this event is one of BISMA's contributions to meet ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ in achieving ‘Zero Hunger’.
Stefanus Indrayana, Indofood's Head of Corporate Communications explained "Indofood as a food company and the mentor of the BISMA Nusantara Association, welcomes this activity due to the program’s tangible result in creating values, such as nationalism and caring for your fellowmen. The topic of food security has become one of the focuses of Indofood’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. Besides BISMA, Indofood also has several other programs, which supports food security, such as Indofood Riset Nugraha, a research funding assistance program for students in the food sector."
Appearing as a key note speaker is Prof. Dr. FG Winarno, who delivered a presentation about the importance of food security and food technology related to society. In addition, Prof. Dr. Rizaldi Boer as the Head of Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management, in South East Pacific who provides climatic conditions in Indonesia and its relation to food security. The event was also attended by the Chancellor of IPB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, M.Sc and Chair of Food Security, Dr. Ir. Agung Hendriadi, M.Eng.
"This national seminar is the final event of a series of training for BISMA participants, in supporting the government for nation-building, through providing education and increasing public awareness of the importance of Indonesian food security," Indrayana concluded.
About PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk
Over the last two decades, Indofood has progressively transformed into a Total Food Solutions company with operations in all stages of food manufacturing, from the production of raw materials and their processing, to consumer products in the market. Today, it is renowned as a well-established company and a leading player in each business category in which it operates. In its business operations, Indofood capitalizes on economies of scale and a resilient business model with four complementary Strategic Business Groups (“Group”), namely:
Supported by the strength of its product brands, the Group produces a diverse range of consumer branded products including noodles, dairy, snack foods, food seasonings, nutritional and specialty foods, and beverages.
The Group is primarily a producer of wheat flour as well as pasta, with business operations supported by its own shipping and packaging units.
The Group’s principal activities range from research and development, seed breeding, oil palm cultivation and milling, to the production and marketing of branded cooking oils, margarine and shortening. The Group also cultivates and processes rubber, sugar cane and other crops.
With the most extensive distribution network in Indonesia, the Group distributes the majority of the consumer products manufactured by Indofood and its subsidiaries, as well as by third parties, to the market.
Deni Puspahadi Stefanus Indrayana
Head of CSR Department Head of Corporate Communications Divisions
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