PRESS RELEASE

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENCY

Number: 58/SP/HM/BKPUK/VI/2022

BRIN Supports National Food Independence through Facilitation, Testing of Agricultural Innovation Products

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) as a research institution will strengthen the ecosystem of research and innovation in Indonesia. As one of efforts to make this happen, BRIN is to launch a program to facilitate testing of agricultural innovation products. This program is made bearing in mind that technology and innovation in agriculture and fisheries play an important role in increasing productivity and improving product quality that can in turn increase the added value and support the nation’s competitiveness in national development. This program will be disseminated through a Webinar on Research and Innovation Funding and Facilitation (WALIDASI) with the topic “Dissemination on the Facilitation Scheme for Testing of Agricultural Innovation Products” on Wednesday (22/06).

 

Jakarta, 21 June 2022. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) continues to support utilization of agricultural and fishery research results through a facilitation program, Testing of Agricultural Innovation Products (PPIP). This is a form of BRIN’s participation in strengthening the ecosystem of research and innovation to support the national food independence.

Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko, said that testing of agricultural and fishery technology and innovation products must be based on reliable data to ensure the safety and benefits of agricultural and fishery innovation products. “Agriculture and fisheries technology and innovation play an important role in increasing productivity and improving product quality so that it can increase the added value and support the nation’s competitiveness in national development,” said Handoko.

According to him, the Agricultural Innovation Product Testing Facilitation program is designed to accelerate production of agricultural innovation products, in a broad context, including the fisheries sector that is ready to be widely utilized, encouraging synergism and collaboration between governments, R&D institutions, universities, testing institutions and industries.

He realized that the funding program under this scheme is relatively new so that promotion is still needed in relation to its implementation. Media engagement is the right means to communicate the first batch of Agricultural Innovation Product Testing Facilitation program which is organized online under the topic “Dissemination on the Facilitation Scheme for Testing of Agricultural Innovation Products”.

“This event can also be used as a sharing session for submission of proposals for the PPIP Facilitation program which will eventually produce Agricultural Innovation products quickly,” he continued.

This view is shared by Acting Deputy for Research and Innovation Facilitation Agus Haryono. Presently, the government is trying to boost innovation in the agricultural sector for food security through mastery of technological research, infrastructure and human resources. To support this effort, BRIN will launch a funding scheme through the scheme of research facilitation, namely PPIP, which is competitive and open to all researchers in research institutes, universities, and industries.

Agus hopes that this program can in the future accelerate testing of research products that can be scientifically proven. “BRIN will continue to be committed to facilitating testing of agricultural and fishery products and continue to develop testing for other agricultural research products so that eventually the PPIP facilitation scheme activities give certainty with regard to usefulness of research results before they can be used by the society,” concluded Agus.