Food Security & Self Sufficiency

The USAID SHERA university consortia focused on food security and self-sufficiency is called Interdisciplinary Graduate Education & Research in Animal Biotechnology and Coral Reef Fisheries to Achieve Indonesian Food Security (ANBIOCORE), and includes research focused on increasing Indonesia’s food security on its domesticated terrestrial livestock and in its fisheries. This Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) will dually conduct research on the functional genomic markers for bull fertility and other economically important traits for the selection and production of cattle, as well as an assessment of fisheries production potential using an Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). To conduct this important research, ANBIOCORE will collaborate with local cattle farmers and fishing communities in Indonesia, as well as the private sector to build a sustainable business model for livestock and fisheries breeding. ANBIOCORE’s research will serve as a bridge between the livestock and coral reef fisheries industries to achieve increasingly sustainable and responsible livestock and fisheries management practices for the country. ANBIOCORE is led by the Institut Pertanian Bogor in Bogor, with affiliate members including Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Universitas Udayana, Universitas Mataram, Universitas Nusa Cendana, and Universitas Papua in Indonesia; and University of Rhode Island and Mississippi State University in the U.S.

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