The MoU was signed by Rector of UMP, Dr. Jebul Suroso and Regional Director for Southeast Asian Islands of CIRAD, Prof. Alain Rival at UMP, Purwokerto, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Head of International Affairs Office UMP, Condro Nur Alim, Ph.D. explained that CIRAD is a government institution of France for agriculture. This partnership would not only be focus on Kopyor Coconut variety but also in other agricultural fields.
"So far UMP has had around 160 MoU consist of Asia, Europe, and Australia, and Alhamdulillah most of them are still active", he said.
He said that some partnerships that UMP has with several countries consist of several fields such as research, student exchange, publication, and social service.