Food security has become an important issue recently. The Covid-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, and various political-economic upheavals were the triggering factors. As one of the world’s food producing countries, Indonesia has an important and strategic role. Apart from being needed to meet national food needs, Indonesia’s food productivity is also expected to be able to reach a wider international market. Based on these conditions, efforts to create food security need to be carried out in synergy by various parties, one of which is collaboration between BUMN and universities as carried out by BULOG and FEB Unsoed.
The synergy of BULOG as one of the government’s instruments in implementing various food security policies with FEB Unsoed is carried out through various activities, one of which is holding public lectures. The public lecture that was held took the theme: “Food Security: Opportunities and Challenges for Indonesia”. This event was held on Friday, 26 May 2023 at 13.00 to 14.15 WIB at the 6th floor Auditorium, FEB Unsoed Integrated Laboratory Building.
The public lecture event was officially opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Unsoed Prof. Wiwiek R. Adawiyah, M.Sc., Ph.D. followed by handing over assistance from Perum Bulog in the form of 2 laptop units intended for students who need it for the preparation of the final project. Perum Bulog’s speech was delivered by Purnomo Sinar Hadi, SE., MM. as Director of Human Capital. The Dean of FEB Unsoed conveyed in his remarks the importance of the collaboration between Perum Bulog and FEB Unsoed. In addition to increasing efforts to achieve national food security, this collaboration can also improve the performance of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.
The main event of the public lecture was hosted by Dr. Barokatuminalloh, M.Sc. as moderator. The first resource person was Purnomo Sinar Hadi, SE., MM. conveyed the importance of Indonesia as a country that has the potential to become a world food source. However, Indonesia must be able to face various challenges in realizing national food security efforts. The material was deepened by the second speaker, namely Istiqomah, M.Sc., Ph.D. which discusses various Indonesian strategies to achieve national food security. The public lecture event was closed with a discussion session and a group photo.