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  • IDEP Relief Post Provides Support to Traders after Fire at Blahbatuh Market

    Blahbatuh Traditional Market in Gianyar, once bustling with activity, has now come to a complete stop: the fire that occurred on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, burned the market and all its contents to the ground. With their stalls – their livelihoods – suddenly vanished, hundreds of traders are left wondering how they will survive. Officers are still looking for the original source of the fire.

  • IDEP Shares Experiences in Conducting Activities at School with green-books.org

    As one of IDEP's efforts to support and increase knowledge related to sustainable development through an educational approach, IDEP conducted a sharing session with the Yayasan Green-Books Indonesia. In line with IDEP, which uses a permaculture approach into the curriculum for students through Learnscapes, Green-Books Indonesia distributes books related to teaching materials for environmental conservation.

  • IDEP Webinar: Platform for Various Parties in Responding to the COVID-19

    Handling COVID-19 in Bali needs the involvement of all parties, from broader stakeholders to individual community members. As the economic situation in Bali continues to decline due to the collapse of tourism, strengthening community connections is more important than ever in responding to the pandemic, including the expat community who has lived here in Bali for a number of years. Therefore, on August 7, 2021, IDEP held a webinar to provide space for the expats community to respond to the handling of COVID-19 in Bali.

  • Improving Farmers Resilience in Pedawa

    Since 2016, IDEP has been supporting farmers in Bali to be resilient through training and assisting them in producing their organic seeds independently. One area of the program is by collaborating with farmers in Pedawa, Buleleng. The vegetable seeds which they produce are long beans, eggplant, basil, belayan, chickpeas, and pumpkin. Those plants which grow through organic heirloom seeds were local plants that adaptable to the local climate and soil conditions.

  • Landslides, Flash Floods, and Volcano Eruptions Disasters: East Flores Communities Need Your Help

    Tropical Cyclone caused rainstorms in several places of Indonesia and severely hit East Nusa Tenggara Province. This phenomenon becomes more serious after flash flooding and landslides happened in Lembata and Adonara islands. Experts claim those disasters occur due to deforestation. This activity weakens the soil holding capacity and is exacerbated by increasing the intensity of rain. This deforestation activity is carried out by parties outside the village; however, its impact is felt directly by local communities.

  • Launching of balipartnership.org: Tools For Supporting Data Based Waste Management in Bali

    On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, IDEP attended the invitation to launch balipartnership.org organized by the Postgraduate Program of Udayana University. The activity was held offline at the Udayana University Auditorium with a limited capacity. balipartnership.org is a website that has a tool for disseminating data related to waste distribution in Bali including stakeholders who play a role in the issue of waste problems on the island of Bali.

  • Learning Permaculture: To Improve IDEP Staff Capacity

    To improve staff capacity, IDEP held Permaculture Design Course (PDC) for nine days from May 24 - June 1, 2021. This training held in the IDEP office and involved 14 staff who consistently comply with Covid-19 health protocols.

  • Local Plants: Identity and Sustainability

    Last year, a community garden was built by a group of farmers in Dusun Sedang Pasir, Pemuteran. Until now, the garden has been full of a variety of local plants. We approached this self-managed garden to see farmers' efforts to implement permaculture on land undergoing land-rights conflict.

  • Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change

    Disasters repeatedly appeared throughout 2021. Flash floods and landslides occurred in Indonesia, especially East Nusa Tenggara, which has claimed hundreds of victims and lost more than Rp. 24,409,100,000. And also, in another country, an unexpected catastrophe occurred. Extreme rains and storms have caused flash floodsin Germany and Belgium. Later heatwaves have resulted in wildfires in Greece, United States, Canada, and Australia.

  • Multipurpose Aid to Support Community in Adapting during a Pandemic

    The poverty rate in Indonesia has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. According to data from the Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS), from September 2019 to March 2021, it reached 27.54 million people. Almost all sectors have received the impact of this pandemic, so it is not uncommon for people's financial conditions to decline—especially single parents who have to fulfill their families' needs. But bear the burden of their own because of being abandoned by their families due to COVID-19. Ni Nyoman Yuniati bears this burden after her husband past away in mid-2021.

  • National Farmer Day: Making Integrated Farming

    For more than 30 years, the farmer community in Sendang Pasir (Bali) never found a clear status for the land they've maintained for years. However, the Right to Cultivate (HGU) from PT. Margarana ended on December 31, 2005. Then the Supreme Court's number 591 PK/Pdt/2018 on August 10, 2010, came out but didn't relieve Sendang Pasir farmer.

  • Nengah Sudiasa Creates an Oasis in the heat of Sumberklampok

    Sweat was pouring down, and foreheads continued to wrinkle as we walked through the village of Sumberklampok. Even though the time was 08.00 AM, the heat and scorching sun had been stinging since it appeared on the eastern horizon. The bright sunlight also enveloped Singaraja-Gilimanuk street. But we can still find shade when we enter the natural gate that is so beautiful belonging to Nengah Sudiasa.

  • Post-Harvest Management Effort to Increase Product Value

     

    For more than 9 years, IDEP Foundation continues to develop activities and training about environmental conservation efforts in Yehembang Kauh village. This continuity effort implemented with permaculture and disaster management approach based on community. Therefore, the first step to creating a village with community resilience based on permaculture is to develop a family garden.

     

  • Realizing the Important Role of Forests, West Kalimantan Farmers Want to Implement Sustainable Agriculture

    Over the past three years, West Kalimantan has experienced frequent flooding that can last for months. "This disaster happens due to excessive forest exploitation, gold mining, and river silting. So there are no more water catchment areas," said Aidi Sapri, IDEP Introduction to Permaculture training participant.

  • Role of Women in Seed Saving Impact on Community Resilience

    Seeds Saving is the first step to manifest community food resilience. Local seeds’ existence will help farmers manage their agriculture by themselves. Different from hybrid seeds which can’t produce good seeds for the next planting. Moreover, hybrid seeds are a product that creates by industrial agriculture and the big boom agrochemicals. It makes farmers become addicted to seeds in the market. Mongabaylaunched, these conditions will have a fatal impact on national food resilience.

  • Self and Sustainable Agriculture

    It was cool and beautiful when entered Putu Nugraha's yard. Who would have thought that most of the plants in his house are rare plants with their benefits? The variety of plants begins with his hobby of collecting various types of plants. Most of Nugraha's daily routine is spending time in his garden." If I could say, 70% of my activities are gardening," said Nugraha, who also works as a yoga trainer.

  • Sharing Perspective with Intern ACICIS

    From July 2021 until mid-September, we had two internship students coordinated by ACICIS. The two students are Jackie and Inga from Australia. Usually, internships with ACICIS are done offline or directly in our headquarter office. However, this internship is done virtually due to the pandemic, which does not allow participants to come to Bali.

  • Single Mother Survive in the middle of Pandemic

    Poorness was increasing during pandemic Covid-19. Many people lost their jobs, small-scale vendors close their stores, and not a few students must drop out. Statistics Indonesia Agency (BPS) releases that there is increased poorness more than 2,7 billion people in Indonesia during this pandemic. The majority income of people in Indonesia just got Rp. 460.000/person, or Rp. 2.200.000/family.

  • Single Mothers with Multiple Role in the Midst of Pandemic

    Until now, IDEP had distributed 110 Family Buckets to single mothers in Bali. Twelve of them are mothers from Tianyar, Karangasem. Family Bucket at least can fulfill family needs for a month. Because bucket contains healthy food, groceries, sanitary equipment, school supplies, and organic seeds. In this distribution, IDEP was assisted by the local NGO East Bali Poverty Project to support the progress of families in remote areas of Tianyar.

  • Subak Catur Angga Towards Sovereignty Through Eco-Friendly Agriculture

    Beyond expectations, the trial of implementing healthy and eco-friendly agriculture in an area of 10 acres in Subak Catur Angga, Tabanan, resulted in a satisfying harvest. 

 

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