Buffalo International Conference 2013
“Buffalo and Human Welfare”
Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, 4 – 5 November 2013
Faculty of Animal Science, University of Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia
International Conference on “Buffalo and Human Welfare” aims to provide a multinational platform in which the current issues of buffalo development presented and discussed in a friendly environment. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or posters. Presentations should be in English language and should address both theoritical issues and new research findings. For further information on how to submit paper, please refer to the paper submission section on our website.
Buffalo International Conference 2013 is organised by the Faculty of Animal Science, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia in collaboration with the Directorate General of Livestock, the Ministry of Agriculture Inodonesia. The conference will take place on November 4-5, 2013 in Makassar, Indonesia. All full paper presentations will be published on the proceeding and will be available at the conference day.
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Buffalo and Human Welfare
The buffalo population in Indonesia is sharply declining. It is estimated that within the last ten years, the rate of the population decrease is up to 5.8% or 78,000 heads. Regardless of its decline, the buffalo is still holding very important roles not only in fulfilling the need for meat, but also as a cultural animal. This applies in some regions in which buffalo is considered as an important part of socio-cultural system in the community. One distinct example is the spotted buffalo. This particular buffalo is genuine nutfah plasma of the Toraja District, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Regardless of the current population of spotted buffalo, which is can be categorized as endangered species that must be preserved; it still holds a strong cultural value in relation to Rambusoloh ceremony, a ceremony in respecting the dead family member. Each family who carry out the ceremony usually slaughter more than 100 heads of the spotted buffalo, where the value of each buffalo used for the ceremony is hundred millions IDR, even one could reach as high as IDR 500,000,000 (more than USD. 50,000) per head.
The International Conference on Buffalo 2013 is organized by the Faculty of Animal Science, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia in collaboration with and Directorate General for Livestock, The Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia. This international congress aims to support the buffalo’s increasing role in the future by exchanging experience and knowledge of the buffalo from scientists around the world.
The forum aims to provide a multinational platform in which the current issues of buffalo development presented and discussed in a friendly environment. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit papers or posters. The papers should address both theoretical issues and new research findings.
- Prof. Idrus Paturusi (Rector of Hasanuddin University)
- Prof. D. A. Suriamiharja (Vice Rector 1 of Hasanuddin University)
- Dr. Wardihan Sinrang (Vice Rector 2 of Hasanuddin University)
- Nasaruddin Salam, MT. (Vice Rector 3 of Hasanuddin University)
- Prof. Dwia A. Tina (Vice Rector 4 of Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Syamsuddin Hasan (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Antonio Borghese (General Secretary International Buffalo Federation)
Dr. Libertado C. Cruz (Director Executive of the Philippine Carabao Center)
Prof. Dr. Wan Khadijah Embong (Universiti Malaya)
Prof. Sudirman Baco (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Jasmal A. Syamsu (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Abd. Latief Tolleng (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Sjamsuddin Rasjid (Hasanuddin University)
Dr. Nurani Sirajuddin (Hasanuddin University)
Conference President: Prof. Asmuddin Natsir
Vice President: Prof. Ismartoyo
Secretary: Muhammad Yusuf, Ph.D
Prof. Djoni Prawira Rahardja (Chairman, Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Dr. Abd Razak Alimon Razak (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Oswin Perera (BVSc, Ph.D) (Sri Lanka)
Prof. yasuhiro KAWAMOTO (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)
Prof. Herry Sonjaya, DEA (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Effendi Abustam (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Ratmawati Malaka (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. Achmad Ramadhan Siregar (Hasanuddin University)
Prof. M. Winugroho (Balitnak Bogor)
Prof. Baharuddin Tappa (LIPI)
Prof. Marsetyo (University of Tadulako)
Dr. Syahruddin Said (LIPI)
Dr. Nasrullah (Balitnak Bogor)
Prof. Ambo Ako
Chairman: Dr. Syahdar Baba
Vice Chairman: Dr. Muh.Irfan Said
Secretary: Dr. Muh.Ihsan Dagong
Dr. Syahriani Syahrir
Dr. Fatma Maruddin
Dr. Agustina Abdullah
Dr. Syamsuddin Nompo
Ady Wahyudi, MT.
Abd Rachman, MP.