Focusing on the role of youth in the development of aquaculture, the Aquafest IPB 2022 Student Conference was held according to the theme, “The Role of Students in Aquaculture Development”
Focusing on the role of youth in the development of aquaculture, the Aquafest IPB 2022 Student Conference was held according to the theme, “The Role of Students in Aquaculture Development”.
Three topics were discussed, namely the development of aquaculture technology applied by each group of countries, impacts or problems arising from the aquaculture technology that has been applied, and solutions to said problems from each delegations perspective.
The result of the discussion is the participants had a good level of knowledge about the world of aquaculture. This shows that every country has an increasing level of education. As well as assistance from teachers who have provided perspectives to the participants.
“It should be realized that when talking about cultivation systems, there are several things that must be highlighted and need to be developed.”
Such as technology, impact, and solutions to existing problems. Geographical conditions also affect aspects of cultivation. One thing that gives each country an impression is the application of different technologies. Not only that, there are several countries that also receive support from other countries.
This shows that the private sector also provides support for the advancement of cultivation technology. However, there are problems in some countries, namely that some cultivating countries find it difficult to use technology.
Like the representative of the Indonesian aquaponics system. As populations continue to increase and the threat of food insecurity increases, aquaponics is a promising technology for producing high quality fish and vegetable protein in a way that uses less land, less energy and less water while also using chemicals.
In the results of the conference that was contested, there were 2 winners at ASC, namely the best delegate category and the best opinion category. The best delegation was won by Zoren Francis Acebuque Echevarria from the Philippines delegation as the first winner, Muhammad Firman Nuruddin from Indonesia as the second winner, and Qurrotu Aini Syafaq from Indonesia as the third winner.
Next is the winner of the best opinion. The best opinion was won by Ruby Agil Hasan from Indonesia, then the second winner from Indonesia, namely Bela Rahma Sayida, and Syifa Nuzullia Salsabiil from Indonesia as the third winner. From this activity, participants are expected to be able to provide ideas to solve problems that exist in each country and develop existing technologies in cultivation.