National seminar discussing about cacao economic in Indonesia has been conducted in February 12, 2013. The Simposium Nasional Ekonomi Kakao was conducted by PERHEPI – Kendari sub-region in collaboration with Haluoleo University, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Two PhD students and two alumni associated with PMB Lab have participated and presented a number of oral presentations.
Ismail Maskromo and Nur Ajizah were the two PhD students while Dr. Rubiyo and Dr. Gusti Ayu Kade Sutariati were the two alumni associated with PMB Lab who have participated in the Cacao Seminar at Kendari. Ismail Maskromo presented a paper entitle ‘Pemanfaatan kelapa eksotik sebagai penaung untuk peningkatan nilai tambah usaha tani kakao’ while Nur Ajizah presented papers entitle ‘Embriogenesis somatik primer dan sekunder pada kakao (Theobroma cacao L.)’ and ‘Karakteistik morfologi dan agronomi tanaman kakao (Theobroma cacao L.) asal embriogenesis somaik di lapangan. Dr. Ruiyo has presented a paper entitle ‘Perakitan hibrida kakao untuk menghailkan bahan tanaman unggul produktivitas tinggi dan tahan terhadap hama dan penyakit kakao.’
All PMB Lab staffs and associated graduate student congratulate all of them for their success in presenting papers at ‘The Simposium Nasional Ekonomi Kakao ‘ at Kendari, South Sulawei, Indonesia. We all hope that they learned something from that cacao meeting.