Serang, 7th October 2019, Celebrating the 38th Dies Natalis, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (Untirta) organized a food exhibition based on local resources at Parking Area of Pakupatan Campus, Serang. The event was officially opened by the Rector of Untirta, Dr. H. Fatah Sulaeman, S.T., M.T. and was attended by the leaders of Untirta, Executive DIrector of IsDB, the Head of Research for Consortia / Science and Technology Center (PUI) of Untirta, and the stakeholders. Dr. H. Fatah Sulaeman, S.T., M.T. encouraged all of civitas academica of Untirta to keep in touch with each others.
Beside the food exhibition, there was also competition for the best processed products. The Rector instructed the judges to pick the best whose product would be displayed in the hallway of the new campus building, Sindangsari. He hoped the output of the exhibition would generate culinary literacy which strengthen the position of Untirta as the center of science and technology excellence in food security.
The Head of Consortia Research and the Head of Science and Technology Center of Untirta, Prof. Meutiya, said that the event was an effort to support food security by focusing on the Banten local food products which were Beneng, Bandeng, and Aren. She hoped the products could be commercialized. The event will be continued with bazaar, art performance, and talk show until 11th October 2019. (Sekar)