Dr. Agung Wahyu Susilo
Dr. Agung Wahyu Susilo as Director of the Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute (ICCRI)is a senior researcher on cocoa breeding. He got PhD from the Agriculture Faculty of Gadjah Mada University in 2010. He has a lot of work experiences on developing cocoa variety by releasing some cocoa hybrids and clones which were recommended by Ministry of Agriculture for farmers in Indonesia.
On his outstanding works, he got some awards such as (1) Best Researcher on Technology Innovation for Estate Crop from the Ministry of Agriculture in 2015; (2) MPPI Award 2017 for Best Breeder in 2017; (3) Alumni Award 2018 with the category of Innovation, Design and Creativity from the Rector of Gadjah Mada University in 2018. He also has some work experiences on collaboration project on molecular study for diversity of cocoa germplasm in USDA and visiting student in the University of Reading UK. Since joint with ICCRI in 1999, he was awarded as principal researcher of the highest-level category on research system, Head of Cocoa Research Division in 2015-2019 then appointed as the Director of ICCRI since 6 March 2019.
His mission as the director of ICCRI is to broaden the ICCRI recognition as the research institution for coffee and cocoa by developing coffee and cocoa appropriate technology for supporting coffee and cocoa development in Indonesia from on farm to small scale industry.