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LABORAN Team from Faculty of Administrative Science Grab the First Champion in Gemastik Competition

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Laboran team won Gemastik
Laboran team won Gemastik
Originated from the desire to help farmers in problem solving, LABORAN team from Faculty of Administrative Science Brawijaya University Got the 1st place at National Student Competition in Information Technology and Communication (Gemastik) at University of Indonesia. A team consisting of Ekananda Putri Nurafandi and Muhammad Fathir Alhakim is  under supervision of Entrepeneurship and Innovation Laboratory (EI Lab) at the faculty.

Initiated an application to bridge farmers and potential market segment, LABORAN is able to set aside hundreds of teams throughout universities in Indonesia in categories of ICT based business development.

According to Ekananda, the actual problem they wish to solve is related to farmer's welfare. Of data he got, numbers of working groups that grow food in last 17 years have declination. Whereas, numbers of global population according to United Nations is predicted to reach 8.5 billion in 2030. It means the needs for food will increase.

"Apparently the problem is in low farmer welfare," Ekananda said.

Laboran team assumed that the low farmer's welfare is due they do not know the market price and the distribution chain is too long. Initially, the team want to try to cut the chain distribution, but the things turns out to be difficult to reach because the market demand have its own system. And so, the only and easiest solution in helping farmers is in obtaining market segment which previously is not targeted, yet having high potency in purchasing.

Until the news is published, the application has accommodated 15 farmer groups joined with 1,500 farmers. In addition, the success of this application also proven with the success of simulation on business plot which ever done through partnership with several restaurants in Malang.

Gemastik 2017 organized in Saturday (04/Nov/2017) is a program of Directorate on Learning and Student affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. The program was carried out as an improvement of student's quality as agent of change in advancing ICT and its utilization in Indonesia. [Luqman/Humas UB/trans. Denok]



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