Work Practice TNI members of Korem 162 / WB In BPTP NTB

There are 17 military members from Korem 162 / WB have done work practices in BPTP NTB for three days (25-27/04/2013), led by Pelda. Inf. Wahyudi. They were received by the Head of Administration of BPTP NTB, Ir. Sofyan Souri, in Courtroom BPTP NTB. In his speech delivered greetings from head of BPTP NTB, Dr. Ir. Dwi Praptomo S, MS. This practice expected can succeed the activity of M-KRPL in Battalion 742 / swy. Ir Sofyan hope, as long as in BPTP NTB the TNI members can take the knowledge about cultivation techniques of garden plants, various livestock, and crops.

And then, they go to the KBI (Core Nursery). They practice making nursery media, making beds, preparing seed crops, as well as seeding. They were enthusiastically participated as long as the theory and practice of the material presented, so that the knowledge gained can be directly applied. The group enthusiastically participated in all series of the activity, they ask a lot of questions about some of the new plants that they encounter in the KBI as: kapok tanjung banana (banana without heart), red lettuce, tuberose, and chili pearls.

In the second day, they were visited the demonstration plot of various livestock. They were given the theory and practice of making compost from livestock waste (cow dung, goat, and chicken). Starter of compost used also different. In addition, they also learn about the feeding techniques and type of feed given to cows, goats, and chickens. The livestock also given interlude feed of forage such as lamtoro, moringa, and green spinach. They were also invited to visit the henhouse of KUB (Kampung Unggul Balitbang) and very enthusiastic to develop these chickens in their neighborhood.

In the last day they were visited the crop demonstration plot. They practice how to cultivation of food crops include: rice, soybeans, corn, peanuts, green beans, and Cilembu potatoes. The military group was very grateful for the practice about cultivation of crops and livestock in BPTP NTB, because it gives a new insight about about agriculture. It can be used as a sideline for their family welfare beside as a soldier. (Source : Fitrahtunnisa)


Visiting Head of BBP2TP at BPTP NTB

Head of the Center for Agricultural Technology Assessment and Development (BBP2TP), Dr. Ir. Agung Hendriadi., M.Eng, visit to BPTP NTB in order to participate in meeting of ACIAR and External Review Meeting SMAR 2007/068, on Monday (29/04/2013). After following the ACIAR meeting, the head of BBP2TP furthering agenda of the visit by seeing the conditions of BPTP NTB office from workspace, nursery (KBI), experimental gardens, visitor plot of various livestock, UPBS, and laboratories. He was also taking the time to face to face with BPTP NTB employees and provide guidance to all staff. On this occasion Head of BPTP NTB. Dr. Ir. Dwi Praptomo S., MS describes state of the employee, available facilities, programs and activities, and the problems encountered.

Head of BBP2TP said that this visit as well as transformation of information and enlightenment for the entire staff BPTP NTB. There are a few things that conveyed by Head of BBP2TP in this meeting among others, how BPTP as an institution always make the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (Badan Litbang) program successful, as MP3RL, MKRPL, and organic farming. In the future, researchers and extensions of BPTP required to work harder because they are not only required to produce new technologies, but how technology has produced can also be absorbed by the farmers maximum, and provide improvements for society in general and farmers in particular.

He was put a great hope for BPTP to always develop their creativity and increase their innovation quality. He was also explained that established Performance Improvement Team (TPK) of BPTP which is comprised of senior extension to training junior extension. May the hope and desire of the head of BBP2TP can be realized by building togetherness and creativity among all staff in BPTP NTB. He was also said about 4 things : 1) priority service, 2) obey and orderly on regulations, 3) should be accommodative, and 4) should be flexible. This meeting ended with discussion about research and assessment activities which exist in BPTP.  (Source : Fitrahtunnisa).


Composting Training In Gapoktan Rinjani Permai, Sukadana Village-Terara, East Lombok

Assessment team alternative substitute farming of tobacco plants of BPTP NTB, Tuesday (23/04/2013) at the Rinjani Permai Gapoktan, Sukadana village – Terara, East Lombok, conduct training composting of chicken manure. This activity aims to provide knowledge as well as practical to members of farmer group about how to making compost. In accordance with the directives of Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development RI (IAARD RI) that now agriculture should lead to sustainable agriculture and utilize of organic matter that are beneficial to plants and utilize variety of organic matter which available in the group of farmers so that they are not too difficult to get it. This activity was guided by researchers and extension of BPTP and attended by all members of the farmer group.

This training is one of the steps being taken in the assessment of alternative farming substitutes tobacco plants cooperation between BPTP NTB and farmer groups. Training materials include preparation of materials such as 1 ton of chicken manure mixed with Biotriba dissolved in water as much as 2 liters.

Composting of chicken manure is an alternative supply of organic matter that is easy to do because there are a lot of poultry and their manure are not used optimally. By processed chicken manure into compost expected can help farmers in supply of organic fertilizer by their self and do not depend anymore on the outside. Biotriba as decomposers has advantages such as the farmers are not too difficult to mix up the compost. During the training seem farmer group members enthusiastically participate in this training.  (Source : Fitrahtunnisa).


Survey Family Consumption / Household of MKRPL

MKRPL team of BPTP NTB conduct survey family and household consumption, (22-26/04/2013) in West Lombok and Mataram. The event was held at two MKRPL locations: the group of women farmers “Bersatu” Lendang Lekong hamlet, Mandalika – Sandubaya, Mataram, and at Iting Langgem hamlet, Kuripan village, West Lombok. This activity aims to know consumption patterns of families and households in MKRPL location. The MKRPL team asked to the target participants of MKRPL what has been consumed 1 day before, ranging from rice, tubers, fish, meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, oils and fats, processed foods and other related household consumption . This activity expected to know family consumption patterns, as well as household expenditure in 1 day. The housewives also asked about the household gross income one year before MKRPL and after MKRPL activities. At the end of survey asked individual labor per month and women's involvement in farming activities in the yard. The interview closed by information about nutritional knowledge of MKRPL members. They were very enthusias to answer every question submitted. (Source: Fitrah)


Field Trip Participants of CURE-IRRI Meeting to Sade Hamlet, Central Lombok

In a series of CURE - IRRI (Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environment - International Rice Research Institute) meetings, 70 delegates from 10 countries of South and Southeast Asia held a field trip to the Sade hamlet, Rembitan village Central Lombok on Thursday (4/25/2013) . They are consist of researchers from : Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia. This field trip is intended to look and study the Gogo Rancah rice cropping system in rainfed areas in NTB. This statement was convey by the Head of BPTP NTB, Dr. Ir. Dwi Praptomo, S., MS.

Field trip begins with a review one of the farmers land which is being farmed soybeans after rice harvest. In rice fields, local extension, Kadarusman, explains how the Gogo Rancah rice cropping system, a different system with planting system in irrigated areas. According Kadarusman, land preparation in Gogo Rancah system began in July-August when the rain has not gone down. So, when the rain began to fall in November-December, the land is ready to planting. The planting way also different from irrigated fields, where at the gogo rancah system, after rains and the ground begins wet with an estimated 60 mm of rainfall, farmers make holes with a dibble. Rice seeds placed in each hole with 3-4 seeds per hole, the hole and then covered again with soil. A week later rice seeds will begin to grow. By this way, the rice plant will get enough water until harvest time for areas that rely on rain water, as the South Lombok.

Explanation in the field by PPL followed by face to face and discussion between participants of CURE-IRRI meeting with farmers in the Berugaq. The delegates seen enthusiasm to knowing how the Gogo Rancah system have improved their economic conditions. One of the farmers, Radita, said that the Gogo Rancah system has changed the status of their hamlets and villages from food insecure area in the 1970s, became the enough food area since the 1980s. They are now also able to build homes more livable and send their children to higher levels of education than their parents. Other farmers, Jamal, also hopefully to researchers in the CURE-IRRI forum to help solve technical problems such as the rice plant disease and pest problems. He was also hoped the researchers will help to empower farmers in the form of training so that the farmers could become trainers for their colleagues.  (Source : Fitrahtunnisa)


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