Comparative Study Of KWT Kenanga To The M-KRPL Locations
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00
As much as 20 members of KWT "Kenanga" Dasan Tereng village, Narmada conducted a comparative study about utilization of yard at M-KRPL locations assisted by BPTP NTB, Monday (07/22/2013). The group accompanied by PPL of Dasan Tereng, Uun, SP and BPTP NTB team led by Ir. Ahmad Muzani. The first time visited is the M-KRPL located at Karangsidemen village, North Batukliang district. The informant at the location is chairman of the farmers group, Nurifansyah. The comparative study participants asked many questions about the various plants such as strawberry, water spinach, mint, melon, eggplant and peppers. M-KRPL highly developed at that location. M-KRPL in Karangsidemen village is the first location of the M-KRPL activities that assisted by BPTP NTB. The resource also explained about the benefits of M-KRPL activities, including: to meet the food and nutrition needs of the family, the income from the sold plants, and increased knowledge about the new technologies of the cultivation of horticultural c
Furthermore, the participants continued to the second location in KWT "Bersatu" Mandalika village Sandubaya district, Mataram. Resource at this location is chairman of the KWT, Mrs. Isa Usnadi. The group invited to view the location of village nursery (KBD) which is managed jointly by the members. At these location the participants obsereve the plants grown as long purple eggplant, long green eggplant, water spinach, big and small peppers, mustard greens, bitter melon, etc. He also explained about the results obtained from the garden jointly managed. In addition to meet the vegetable needs of members, the profit from the sold vegetables input to the group cash. Furthermore described that the KWT newly formed about 1 year, and the M-KRPL just formed 3 months but the benefits are very large.
The next location visited is M-KRPL in Army complex, Mataram. At this location they were go around to the housing officers at the main street of Mataram city, one of which the house of Let. Colonel Inf. Dono Indarto (head of section Military Personnel 162/WB). Participants saw the collection of yard plants arranged in polythene bags such as cabbage, peppers, tomatoes etc.. In addition they also observed fruiting vines such as: squash, long beans, and cucumbers. They also saw a semi-permanent pools from tarpaulin. In addition to a collection of vegetable crops, he also collect a variety of ornamental plants such as: tuberose, frangipani, palm etc. Participants asked many questions about how to care the plants and where is the seed can be obtained. Ir. Muzani as responsible mentoring of M-KRPL explained that the seeds or seedlings for stage I (as initiation) can be obtained from BPTP NTB, but for further the public should be able to produce their own seeds with the guidance from M-KRPL BPTP NTB team or buy their own seeds. (Source: Eni Fidiyawati and Farida Sukmawati; Translated by Fitrahtunnisa)
Minister Of Agriculture Visits To M-KRPL OF KWT “Bersatu” Mandalika, Mataram
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 17:03 Written by Administrator Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00
Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Ir. Suswono, visited Lombok in order to attend National Cooperatives Day 66th held in yard of NTB governor's office and attended by the President Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Ani Yudhoyono and several ministers of cabinet “Bersatu” II, Friday (07/12/2013). At the event, the Minister of Agriculture also visited the location of Sustainable Food Houses Region Model (m-KRPL) conducted by Women Farmers Group (KWT) “Bersatu” Dasan Lekong - Mandalika, Sandubaya district, Mataram. The arrival of the Minister of Agriculture that very abrupt welcomed by members of KWT “Bersatu”. Also welcomed the presence of the Minister of Agriculture were the head of Sandubaya district, head of Mandalika village, Babinsa, PPL and the responsible of m-KRPL. The Minister of Agriculture fill out and sign the guest book proffered by the administrators of KWT “Bersatu”.
The head of the Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology (BPTP) NTB as an adviser of m-KRPL NTB explained to the Minister of Agriculture that the m-KRPL of KWT “Bersatu” is one of the 16 m-KRPL in NTB that was built in 2013. They were spread in 10 districts/city in NTB. KWT Bersatu with 30 heads of household receive guidance from BPTP NTB to develop m-KRPL. Altough just running 3 months but it has many benefits. Chairman of KWT Bersatu, Isa Usnadi, explained that the technology from BPTP NTB has brought benefits for members of the KWT. In a relatively short time, KWT members have been able to produce a variety of vegetables both in the yard and in the nursery area. Harvested vegetables were cabbage, water spinach, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes and eggplant. In addition consumed by their self, some of vegetables also sold in the market and the profit was kept as the group cash.
On the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture was pleased to harvest the long purple eggplant in village nursery, witnessed by chief of SKPD in agricultural scope NTB province, head of Sandubaya district, Babinsa and head of Mandalika village. While harvest, the Minister of Agriculture also gives directive to all households to optimally utilize their yard with variety of vegetables and livestocks to meet their daily needs. This M-KRPL must be a better model that can be developed to other places.
From the village nursery area, the Minister of Agriculture and his entourage review the activities undertaken in the yard of each member of the group. While browsing the yard of KWT members, he stated : "If motherhoods plant chili in the yard, they do not have to buy chili and the price certainly will not be as expensive now". Currently, the price of chili in the traditional market Mandalika has reached Rp. 60.000 - Rp. 80,000 per kg and it was very influential on household spending. (Source: Moh. Nazam; Translated by Fitrahtunnisa)