Global world is now as the community todays due to the invention of science and technology. IAAS (International association of agriculture students and related science) World, the biggest student association of the world connecting the students from different field together making the global world a community. Every year different country organize World Congress focusing on various topics of the world in agriculture. World Congress 2016 was held in Indonesia from July 23 – Aug 13 in five different cities Bogor (Bogor Agriculture University), Bandung (Padjardajan University), Semarang (Dipenagoro University), Yogyakarta (Gaja Madah University) and Malang (Brawajiya University) by IAAS Indonesia with the theme “Plant your future”.
WoCo started from Bogor Agriculture University (IPB) on July 23 to July 29 with traditional welcome practice, national song of Indonesia where I experienced lots of things. It was my great pleasure to upgrade Nepal from Candidate membership to Full membership country in General Assembly with various workshop and discussion programs on various topics and ideas. Practical and theory class on the tissue culture technique in Orchids in Bogor botanical Garden widens the knowledge on tissue culture. Visit to the Sabisa Farm which is one of the Entrepreneurial Farm by IPB, a farm of dragon fruit and hydroponics technology on green leafy vegetables. International Youth Symposium on Creative Agriculture (IYSCA) where young energetic youth around the world present their research papers on various topics that motivate youth to dedicate on the development of agriculture through creative idea transforming the traditional agricultural practice to modern era of the agriculture. ASEAN secretarial office visit clarifies details of their action in 10 South East Asian countries to uplift the living standard of people through agriculture and forestry sector developing various projects. Different games provide more closeness to all the friends from the world making global community.
Second destination of the WoCo 2016 was Bandung from July 30 to August 1 where we visited the Padjardajan University interaction with the university Rector of the university. Saung Mang Udjo one of the place in in Java island with cultural performance where we had the activities to explore more on Indosian culture and traditional musical instruments. Jendala Alam was another interesting visit where we experienced the different farm activities on livestock, poultry, vegetable production and many more. Salted egg preparation practice was another interesting activity in Jendala Alam. Development fund night in Bandung made the WoCo more exciting where delegate of each country bring the souvenir from their country for the sell and fund raised to aid the travel cost of the student from category A and B in WoCo. Agrowista an organic agricultural company visit show the knowledge on organic agriculture product and production of bio fertilizer from the byproduct of industry.
Semarang was the third destination from August 2 to August 3 where we visited Dipenogoro University and administration team of the university. Plantation of mangrove plant (Guardian of the coastal region) at Merin beach was more fascinating. Village Concept Project (VCP) by IAAS local Committee of Dipenogoro University in Gemawang village ginger cultivation and production of ginger chocolate concept was inspiring. We practiced Batik preparation on our own design in this village and know about the procedure of Batik. Excursion to the Agrowista Sidomuncul , an organic industry with organic products and organic fertilizers from the byproducts.
After the session from Semarang we moved to Yogyakarta, central java from August 4 to August 8 with various activities in Gaja Madah University. General assembly remaining session in Yogyakarta was more interesting with the presence of various country for selection of new executive committee 2016/2017 and amendment of the IAAS constitution. In the poster and country presentation delegates share about the activities by IAAS and agriculture status in their countries. Workshop on the project discussion on No Food Wastage, Women in Agriculture, IAAS talks helps to create the action and program in IAAS. We visited Imina farm with multi agricultural commodity production with the use of modern agricultural technology and experience the traditional way of rice plantation practice. The practical class to make jam and juice from the Dragon fruit in Sabila farm and different gaming activities make the visit more interesting.
August 9 to August 13, the last session of the WoCo 2016 by Local committee of Brawijaya University, Malang. International youth climate summit in Brawijaya University was a great platform to know the about the burning issue climate change with the theme Industrial development Vs Environmental conservation. Global leaders around the world who have great contribution present their activities to reduce the climate change for the sustainable environment. Green company presentation with its activities in various countries of the world to produce the eco-friendly products from wastage materials was awesome. The most unforgettable moment and great experience was in the Taji village of Malang, inhabitant of Javanese people. Plantation program with the tag of each country and sharing by the village major about the village their living style makes to experience Indonesian village life interesting. Homestay in the villager’s house and to experience their living style with their traditional food taste. We had plantation of the coffee, harvesting cabbage, cassava, and visit to the apple orchard with the villagers. Kota Batu Animal husbandry and training center where we observed the meat processing and milk processing technique. Rafting in Kota Batu River during the departure day was awesome with awesome friends.
WoCo 2016 in Indonesia was awesome with lots of fun, knowledge, sharing and visit to various location of java island with delegates from 25 different countries. Development fund help me to attend the WoCo as delegate from Nepal. Thank you IAAS World for this great platform. All the moments we have with global friends is all about the friendship and memories.
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