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Subject: Announcement of e-seminar : 11-29 June 2001
From: Jacky Foo <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 15 Apr 2001 08:01:39 +1200
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Announcement of IBSnet Electronic Seminar

Date; 11 - 29 June 2001
Title: Improvement of nutritive quality of crop by-products using bioprocess technique and their uses for animals
Presented by: Dr. Bachtar Bakrie (Indonesia)

ABSTRACT
The nutritive quality of crop by-products may be improved through bioprocess technique known as a solid state fermentation using
Aspergillus niger. The use of this technique on some crop by-products as well as their uses as animal feeds are reviewed in this
paper. It has been reported by some scientists that this bioprocess has caused an increase in the crude protein contents of cassava
roots (from 3% to 18-42%), cassava leaves (from 19% to 26%), cassava fibre (from 1.5% to 18.5%), sago fibre (from 3% to 16.5%) and
cocoa shells (from 16.5% to 21.9%). The improvement in the nutritive quality of these by products is followed by a significant
increase in their inclusion in animal diets compared to those of unfermented ones. This technique has been used on feeding trials
using animals both in experimental station and in the field. More work is needed to be done in order to simplified the technique so
that it can be applied easily for smallholder farmers.

About the author:
Dr. Bachtar Bakrie is the Director of The Assessment Station for Agriculture Technology of Lampung Province (since 1995) and also a
research scientist and animal nutritionist (since 1980) at the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (AARD),
Jarkarta. He is a ruminant nutritionist by education and current work focus at developing of integrated agriculture (farming system)
or IBS for farmers in urban/peri-urban area. Dr. Bakrie hold a M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Animal Nutrition (majoring in Energy
Metabolism of work Animals) from James Cook University of North Queensland, Towsnville, Australia (1983-1988).

Background Materials
Will be available on the IBSnet Web site and to be announced later via [log in to unmask]

E-Seminar Room
http://segate.sunet.se/archives/et-w2.html
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Contact for more information
Jacky Foo <[log in to unmask]>

Mailing List
There are 3 ways to join the LISTSERV mailing list for the e-seminar
(a) send an email to [log in to unmask] and use the registration command:
SUB ET-W2 yourfirstname yourlastname, country
e.g.
SUB ET-W2 Bachtar Bakrie, Indonesia
(b) go to http://segate.sunet.se/archives/et-w2.html and join by following instructions given
           (c) seek personal assistance from [log in to unmask]

Participation Fee
There is a participation fee which enable you to participate in all other IBSnet "special" activities of 2001. Participation fee for
2001 is calculated as 1 per cent (%) of your average month's salary. For example, if your monthly salary is 2,000,000 Indonesian Rp,
then your participation fee is 20,000 Rp. for 2001.

More information is provided when you join the mailing list and at
http://www.ias.unu.edu/proceedings/icibs/ibs/ibsnet/bb-sem.html

regards

Mr. Jacky Foo
Nuu Crop Development Station, Crops Division,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forests, Fisheries and Meteorology,
Apia, Western Samoa
[log in to unmask] (27 March-21 May)

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