Summer Course on Socio Cultural and Gender Aspects in Communication of Agricultural Innovation in Tropical Ecosystem (SOGA CUTE)

The Summer Course with the topic on Socio Cultural and Gender Aspects in Communication of Agricultural Innovation in Tropical Ecosystem (SOGA CUTE) held in 19th  – 31st of August 2017. This program was attended by 5 (five) international students consists of 3 (three) from Cambodia, 1 (one) students form Japan, 1 (one) students from Sudan. During the training, the participants were given lectures from international lecturer from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), CUSAR Thailand, University of Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), SEARCA and BIOTROP.

The course is provided through a variety of methods and studying techniques. This method can be applied individually or collectively. The learning techniques applied are: lecture and discussion, practice, excursion to the governmental instancies in Jakarta (The Ministry of Communication and Information, abbreviated KOMINFO), and a field study at the coastal area in Sukabumi. Lecture, discussion and practice is held at campus from the IPB and foreign/international lecturers on the substance of materials. The visit to KOMINFO Jakarta gives the opportunity to acknowledge the policy and information and communication in relation with farmers and fishermen.

The field study in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi is carried out in order for the student/participant of the summer course to recognize the diversity and complexity of the social-cultural aspects of the society and the aspects of gender. Basically, several typology of the ecosystem that exists in Indonesia (Bogor, Sukabumi) the participants of the summer course must acknowledge, in order for them to recognize the socio-cultural, economic and environmental characteristics that exist and develop in the agricultural/rural area with the specific characteristic of the ecosystem. In this summer course, the excursion to the miniature agricultural ecosystem at IPB’s Agriculture Development Station at Cikarawang; and to the coastal ecosystem area. Initiating a dialogue with the community, topography and learning from the community also is carried out by the participant, preceding with debriefing to the participants of the summer course by the Lecturer and Field Assistant. The results of the field research is then discussed in the class in order to develop a conversation among the participants so they can learn from the lesson and from the summer course, and all together compile a brief report on the summer course. Futher information about this summer course program you may contact program coordinator at