Interdisciplinary Graduate Education & Research in Animal Biotechnology & Coral Reef Fisheries to Achieve Indonesia Food Security (ANBIOCORE) is CCRs who works on a strategic collaborative engagement in animal (livestock and fisheries) biotechnology for sustainable foos production through innovative research and high quality education. This will be achieved throgh the creation of genomic markers to both maximize livestock production and identify key food web components for coral reef fisheries using an ecosystem approach to management.
This research is important because livestock and fisheries are key components of a balanced and nutritious source food for most people. Consumption of milk, meat, and fish (the animal source foods) contributes significantly to preventing under nutrition and achieving food security. The world is seeing an explosive growth in demand for these animal source foods. Inadequate supplies often result in malnutrition, especially among women and children.
ANBIOCORE led by Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB). as the lead institute with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB coordinate and design high level interdicipinary research project on animal biotechnology, and coral reef fisheries with affiliated partner institutions. The members are Universitas Syiah Kuala, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Udayana, Universitas Mataram, Universitas Papua, Mississipi State University, and University of Rhode Island.
ANBIOCORE's research outcomes are functional genomic markers for bull fertility, genomic markers for economically important traits for selection and production of cattle, the impact of fishing and different management strategies on biodiversity, key components of the food web supporting important species of coral reef fisheries, and ecosystem food web models using Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM).