Writing Collaborators Program batch 4: Activities to Improve Ability to Write Scientific Articles

28 Jun 2024

Focusing on build a smart and innovative agricultural sector, Edufarmers held a collaborative writing program for students, academics and practitioners from various backgrounds to participate in the Writing Collaborators Program. This program is currently entering fourth batch to enhance the production of writings related to solutions and case studies in agriculture. 

The program, which which attracted 60 registrants, also invited 2 exper speakers in agriculture science to the workshop session: Sylvatera Ayu Puspitasari S.P., M.Sc. (Agriculture Lecturer, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS)) and Valentina Dwi Suci Handayani, S.P., M.Sc. Ph.D. (Agriculture Lecturer, Gadjah Mada University). They provided support to participants’ writing skills in farm management (soil preparation, planting preparation, utilization of agricultural resources, pest control, and post-harvest) for rice, maize, chili, coffee, and cocoa commodities. 

In the "Guideline to Write Scientific Articles Effectively and Interestingly" session, Sylvatera Ayu Puspitasari, S.P., M.Sc., emphasized the importance of seeking reputable source references to support research papers. She also offered tips and tricks for crafting unique and engaging scientific articles. 

Regarding the selection of trusted reading sources, in the “Successful Strategies for Scientific Articles to Break Through Reputable Journals” session, Valentina Dwi Suci Handayani, S.P., M.Sc. Ph.D., explained the necessity of a clear framework and purpose for scientific papers to contribute meaningfully to the field 

She stated, "To write, you need to determine the area of your expertise and interest, ensuring the topic has room for novel contributions." 

Yahja Djanggola,Chairman of Edufarmers, delivered a message encouraging participants to become accomplished writers in agriculture sector. He also advised the participants to actively utlize Edufarmers’ facilities for discussions and experience sharing throughout the program 

"The Writing Collaborators Program Batch 4 is open to anyone passionate about agricultural development," he said. “We hope our scientific papers will receive a positive response from the community, especially academics and students seeking knowledge” 

The program’s resulting scientific papers will be published on the Edufarmers Learning Center website, accessible through the following link:  

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