On Tuesday (21/6/2022), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, collaborated with the Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University (Japan), signed the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Grass-root Project contract for 3 years from 2022-2025. The theme of the project is improving the farm and cattle quality to improve the farming community’s welfare and well-being in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta.
The primary objective of the project is to improve the reproductive performance of cattle so that calves can be produced that can help the economy of the Gunungkidul farming community. Several strategies will be carried out in this collaboration, namely by improving data collection in partnership with iSIKHNAS, conducting knowledge transfer and discussion with regular seminars, transferring knowledge of cattle husbandry in Japan, as well as training insemination officers and animal health officers, or sending experts to farms to provide training.
The signing of the collaboration was attended by several parties involved, namely the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Universitas Gadjah Mada, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Yamaguchi University, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Government of Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta.
This collaboration is expected to improve the quality of livestock and farmer in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, and is expected to be a model for animal husbandry throughout Indonesia.