Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture


Hasanuddin University

Faculty of Agriculture Hasanuddin University Distributes Staples in the Context of Developing Thematic Covid-19 Villages

Hasanuddin University Faculty of Agriculture held Covid-19 Thematic Student Village Community Development activities, Tuesday (05/12/2020).

The theme raised this year is the Farm Intensification through Family-Based Healthy Vegetable Development as an effort to meet food needs during the Covid-19 period.

This activity is expected to improve the food security of urban communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, this program is also expected to eliminate the boredom while staying at home or #IntheHouseOnly.

The Village Development Activity was opened by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni of Hasanuddin University in the Hall of the Faculty of Agriculture, and was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Deputy Dean of Planning and Finance, and Deputy Dean of Student Affairs and Alumni of the Faculty of Agriculture.

Besides that, there were also lecturers accompanying the activity and several students involved in this activity.

The activity involved 4 lecturers (Sartika Laban, SP, MP, PhD as the activity coordinator, Abdul Mollah Jaya, SP, M.Sc, Dr. Ifayanti Saleh, SP, M.Sc, and Muhammad Junaid, SP, MP, PhD) and 26 students.

In this activity, the Faculty of Agriculture distributed basic food and vegetable and fruit seeds such as 98 chili seeds, 30 water spinach seeds, 30 okra seeds, 10 durian seeds and rambutan.

Chillies and water spinach seeds are the work of agricultural students while okra and durian seeds are aids from the Faculty of Agriculture, Hasanuddin University.

The food packages and seeds were then handed over to covid affected communities located in Tamalate District.

As it is known that Tamalate Subdistrict is one of the sub-districts included in the Covid-19 red zone.

This condition certainly greatly limits community activities including their access to daily needs, especially food.

In these conditions it is necessary to have the ability of the community to provide their own foodstuffs such as vegetables and fruit independently.

Yard intensification for the development of family-based healthy vegetables can be used as a solution to overcome this problem.

In urban areas, gardening can be done in the yard of the house with the use of verticultural technology and polybags. (*)