Newly-inaugurated National Food Agency Head Shares Commitment to Enhance Synergy with Stakeholders
The newly-inaugurated Head of National Food Agency, Arief Prasetyo Adi, expressed commitment to enhance synergy and collaboration with stakeholders in food sector.
The statement was made after his inauguration as Head of the National Food Agency, led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (02/21).
“We will involve various parties such as related ministries (Ministry of State-owned Enterprises, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs), stakeholders in food sector, and associations of livestock farmers, fishermen, farmers. And, we will synergize all of them,” Arief said.
He also called on all sides to join hands to strengthen national food management.
“It will not work out if the Agency is the only one that makes efforts. Therefore, let us work together for the advancement of Indonesians,” he added.
In the meantime, the newly-inaugurated Governor of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas), Andi Widjajanto, also delivered his plan to accelerate transformation so that the Institute can take on geopolitical challenges of the 21st century, as instructed by President Jokowi.
“Thus, Lemhanas can exercise its functions as an educational institution which creates future national leaders and serves as a place to provide strategic studies on local, regional, and global issues to the President. Lemhanas will also perform the function of strengthening national values,” Andi stated.
He went on to say that he will do the utmost to actualize Lemhanas as a strategic studies institute that is relevant to the latest development.
“As a strategic studies institute, it must be able to be relevant to adopt new methodical principles and knowledge. For instance, big data is one of the future challenges that must be faced and developed by the Lemhanas,” he said. (TGH/UN) (RAS/MMB)