ICGRC: Strengthen the Concept and Application of Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Bio Economics

Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FMIPA-UB) held the 10th International Conference on Global Resource Conservation (ICGRC). The event with the theme "Biodiversity conservation for sustainable bioeconomy" was held for two days, (4-5 / 9/2019), at Santika Hotel, Malang. The chairman of the committee, Irfan Mustafa, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D said, ICGRC is an international conference that is routinely held by the Biology department every year. This activity is expected to be able to enhance the use of the concept of biological resources through biodiversity conservation for sustainable bioeconomic. "ICGRC is an appropriate means for exchanging information on research results while strengthening the application of biodiversity conservation for sustainable bioeconomic," said Irfan Mustafa.

Encouraging Potential Areas: FTP Lecturers Build Pineapple Juice Drinks UKM on the Kelud Mountain Slope

The Kelud Mountain in Ngancar District is one of the leading natural attractions in Kediri Regency. Mount Kelud Tourism which is located 30 km from the center of Kediri City is visited by many tourists so it is very prospective for the development of souvenir products. This is supported by the potential of abundant raw materials, namely Smooth Cayyene and Queen pineapple varieties. Ngancar District can be said as a pineapple commodity cultivation center in Kediri Regency, marked by the presence of a symbol or pineapple icon that was built as a welcome pillar in the Ngancar District area. Babadan Village is one of 10 villages in Ngancar District where the majority of the population earns a living as a pineapple farmer. The vast expanse of pineapple plants can be seen in the fields along the road to Mount Kelud tourism. Pineapples on the slopes of Mount Kelud is famous for having a sweet and aromatic flavor. Pineapple harvested has been marketed in the form of fresh fruit. However, during the harvest season, the constraints of a short shelf life encourage efforts to process pineapple into various processed products, one of which is pineapple juice. UKM Murni Mandiri is an UKM that produces pineapple juice drinks under the Namako brand. This UKM that is located in Judeg Hamlet, Babadan Village, Ngancar District, has been operating since 2015 with a production capacity of 50 liters / day. This condition increased sharply, especially during Ied Mubarak season. The production process that is still done manually becomes an obstacle when product demand increases. The existence of limited production equipment makes the production process inefficient and requires high costs so that UKM Murni Mandiri cannot meet consumer demand to the maximum.

Reyog UB was Welcomed by the Rector in Front of Graduates

Reyog Universitas Brawijaya (UB) was welcomed by the Rector, Prof. Dr.Ir. Nuhfil Hanani in front of a number of graduates on Saturday (07/09/2019). The reception was related to the victory of the UB Reyog Team in the Reyog Ponorogo National Festival (FNRP) 2019. The festival is in the framework of Grebeg Suro which is held at the Main Stage of Ponorogo square, for four days (26 / 8-29 / 8/2019). In this third victory, the jury conducted several assessments consisting of wiraga, wirama and wirasa. "Wiraga is the basis of dancer's body movement skills as a standard substance in dance. Wirama is a pattern to achieve harmonious movements consisting of dance accents and tempo. While wirasa is the level of appreciation and inspiration depicted through facial expressions," said Coordinator of Brawijaya Reyog Hannadaru Riko Parama Mahendro.

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