UNS – Excellent achievement was again inscribed by students of Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta in a National Essay Competition organized by Indonesian Agricultural Muslim Student Association (Ikatan Mahasiswa Muslim Pertanian Indonesia-IMMPERTI) in the Faculty of Agriculture (FP), Universitas Mataram, Lombok, on Saturday (7/3/2020).
In this competition, the UNS team, which consists of 2 students of the Faculty of Agriculture (FP) and a student from the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP). The members of the UNS team are Ardi Wardianto from the Undergraduate Program in Agrobusiness, Muhammad Fida Al Faris from the Undergraduate Program in Agrotechnology, and Suci Nur Cahyani from the Undergraduate Program in Biology Education. They had successfully earned the second-place winner in this competition.
In this competition, the UNS team promotes an idea of Agro-Waqaf. “In this competition, we propose the idea entitled ‘AGROWAQAF: An Effort to Realizing Food Security Through Productive Online Platform-Based Land Waqf’,” said Ardi to uns.ac.id, Monday (16/3/2020).
The outline of the idea they proposed, in general, is focused on the potential of productive Waqaf in Indonesia through waqaf to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second objective is related to zero hunger, where the output and benefit from the productive waqaf land can support the partial goals of the SDGs.
The proposed idea is expected to contribute to the nation’s condition in solving the problem in food security as well as other problems alongside SDGs objectives. The concept offered is Agrowaqaf with a concept of the movement to liberate a million hectares of agricultural land to keep the land from being diverted from agriculture to non-agriculture. As for the scheme for institutional management, the scheme will be carried-out through start-ups, crowdfunding online platform, and community empowerment with grow-up from the village movement.
They hope that their idea can be useful for the greater community and solve the problem in Indonesia. “We hope this idea and the program implemented can have a wider impact on the community and help to solve the problems in Indonesia,” Ardi closed. Humas UNS/Zalfaa