Inauguration of Prof. Dr. Ir. Didik Hariyono, M.S Increases the Number of Professor at the Faculty   of Agriculture

Professor Dr. Ir. Didik Hariyono, M.S. has been confirmed as the 36th active Professor at FP UB

Professor Dr. Ir. Didik Hariyono, M.S. has been inaugurated as the 36th active Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture (FP) Brawijaya University (UB), Professor Didik is also the 223rd active Professor at Brawijaya University and is the 387th Professor out of all Professors that have been produced by Brawijaya University.

The inauguration was held on Sunday, March 17 2024, at the Samantha Krida Building. This event was attended by various parties, including the Board of Trustees, University Academic Senate, Rector, University Leadership, Faculty Leaders, Professor Council, Members of the University Academic Senate, Members of the Professor Council, as well as Professor Didik’s family.

In his inauguration speech entitled “Anthropogenic Agro-technological Climate Change and Climate Projections as Mitigation Technology Inventions in the Agricultural Sector”, Professor Didik described how important it is to understand the impact of human activities on climate change.

Anthropogenic, or the influence of human activity on the environment, is one of the main causes of climate change which is increasing, namely in the form of human activity in fulfilling life’s needs which directly or indirectly causes climate change.

Professor Didik explained that one effort to overcome the impact of climate change on agriculture is through the development of climate projection technology. This technology allows simulating greenhouse gas emissions scenarios with radiation projections at different scales, known as Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP).

However, Professor Didik also highlighted the challenges in implementing climate projection technology in the agricultural sector, especially the low level of public awareness in understanding climate change, so that integrated education is needed through agricultural extension and climate field schools and it is necessary to correct perceptions about the causes of climate change. Research studies on climate projections and impacts on agricultural crops need to be developed since they also have an impact on land, crop and socio-economic suitability projections.

Meanwhile, the advantage of climate projections is that it can determine shifts in weather patterns, increases in temperature in the atmosphere, as well as changes in various climate variabilities that affect the planting season, growth and harvest yields of durian plants based on climate projections, namely increases in atmospheric temperature (maximum temperature and minimum temperature). until 2100 using climate projection models in three Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) scenarios.

“A form of mitigating the impact of climate change is by developing a technological design in the form of climate projection scenarios for the next 100 years, namely by projecting an increase in air temperature (maximum temperature and minimum temperature) until 2100 so that the trend pattern of increasing the average atmospheric temperature can be identified: “concluded Prof. Didik

Finally, the hope of this technology is that it will become a government priority in the agricultural sector in minimizing the negative impacts of climate change and developing agricultural potential, especially the productivity of annual and seasonal crops which have high economic value. (WDD/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir)