The behalf of the civitas academica of IPB University Bogor, Indonesia, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to FFTC for marking its 50th anniversary.
FFTC has possessed an indispensable role in offering practical technologies and needed information to greatly contribute in achieving stronger well-beings and prosperity for small-scale farmers throughout Asian Pacific region. Through the years, Indonesia has cooperated closely with FFTC by dispatching our experts to share their knowledge and experiences in agricultural technologies. We are just very glad that as of last year, the partnership has been further strengthened when the distinguished FFTC management paid a visit to Jakarta and Bogor to reconnect with its Indonesian partners and welcomed the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) to become a country partner of the Center, be guests of courtesy calls to IAARD, Bureau of International Cooperation of Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Indonesia, as well our IPB University in Bogor.
I am also deeply delighted and honored to be warmly welcomed as a new member of the FFTC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and I am hoping that with this renewed and strengthened partnership, more avenues for collaboration between FFTC and IPB University will transpire. We will continue to support the Center’s activities and will remain committed to help achieve its objectives as an international agricultural organization. Without further ado, happy 50th anniversary of FFTC and congratulations for launching of the 50th Anniversary Memorial Book -“FFTC@50”.
Arif Satria Ph.D.
IPB University, Bogor