About

Integrated Cattle and Oil-Palm Production (ICOP) Conference 2019

An estimated 10 million hectares of Indonesia is devoted to palm oil production, largely in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Oil-palm operations offer significant commercial potential because the land is already purchased and in use for palm oil production. Cattle breeding under palm can provide owners with an additional income stream, and may reduce production costs and increase productivity.

The Integrated Cattle and Oil Palm Production (ICOP) Conference 2019 is initiated by the Indonesian Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) together with Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector (the Partnership) as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges around the cattle and oil-palm integration, and to encourage further collaboration and investment in promoting profitable cattle and oil-palm integration.

Objectives

  1. Provide a forum of knowledge exchange to discuss the opportunities and challenges around the cattle and oil-palm integration, and to encourage further collaboration and investment in promoting profitable cattle and oil-palm integration;
  2. Introduce new approaches and technologies related to the implementation of the cattle and oil-palm integration; 
  3. Enhance the finding of innovative solutions to promote business viability and optimize local resources management
  4. Encourage more investment and collaboration to promote economic value of cattle and oil-palm integration system;
  5. Obtain policy recommendation and implementation on cattle and oil-palm integration from across stakeholders, including government agencies, livestock industry, private oil-palm plantations, as well as related state-owned enterprises (BUMN).

The Participants

ICOP Conference 2019 invites researchers, government officials and industry practitioners to actively participate and engage in various discussions to promote profitable cattle and oil-palm integration. Discussions will be based on formal and applied research trials from research institutions and university academics, as well as practices from commercial operators of the cattle and oil-palm integration (Sistem Integrasi Sapi dan Kelapa Sawit/ SISKA) plantations providing observations and findings from their operations and monitoring.

About the organizer

Integrated Cattle and Oil Palm Production (ICOP) Conference is organized by Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), a non-ministry government institutions under the coordination of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, in collaboration with Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector (the Partnership).

Further information on BPPT, please visit http://bppt.go.id

Further information on Partnership, please visit http://redmeatcattlepartnership.org