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Green Mussels, Supporting Economic Marunda Kepu

Kegiatan kupas kerang oleh ibu-ibu di Marunda Kepu

Activity peel the shells by mothers in Marunda Kepu

When assessment about livelihood in Marunda, Tim MURIA (Marunda Urban Resilience In Action Alliance) together SPIRE Consultant met with Slamet. He did not dismiss public opinion, Marunda Kepu life of mussels. “For a long time I invited the mothers there to help peel the shells, and her husband help me buatin pond in the sea” Selamet known story skipper’s mussels.

The man who since the age of 19 years of struggling with this shell, said every year he attempted to set aside funds to make new shrimp farms with capital of less than five million, up to now seventy ponds have been installed in the sea, so he needs the help of his friends, including moving the mothers to peel the shells.

“For one of our fishpond produce 2 tons a year, but from 70 fishpond that do not produce the same average, but the result is okay to be assisted as well” he said. Nowadays, the six men who help at sea and more than twenty mothers who help peel the shells in Marunda Kepu.

Separate place RT 8 Marunda Kepu, looked mothers diligently to hold the knife and the shells peel hundreds to thousands of shells produced Slamet fishpond. There Rita and Isah middle of dozens of new mothers present.

According to Rita, the mothers here in pay 3,000 / kg, more or less able to peel 8 to 10 kg depending on its ability sooner or later. “Not bad I can bear up to 10 kg and even once more, but not all, there is also slow because of old age” said Rita.

The same thing said Isah, peel the shells according to their ability to be targeted not only because of how many kg. “Yes no targeted how kg, his best course” said Isah. Even thought, in terms of time was not specified, would come in the morning or in the afternoon is not a problem, because the mother related activities tumah stairs.

Hereafter Rita and Isah explains, results peeled mothers later written on the board, then paid directly by Slamet. Interestingly, wages can be obtained according to the agreement, meaning that if needs the same day paid directly, it could be three, week, or month so that the new wages are collected many taken as needed. Even Rita, Isah and mothers there could borrow money at Slamet, in order to avoid mobile bank (loan shark).

Related litter shells, Isah said garbage mixed land and houses can be built. In addition, the first is often made various handicrafts, but the program does not run anymore.

Slamet and Mothers in Marunda Kepu admitted restless, beach conditions Marunda mixed severity of waste, that each year there are only fishpond that can not be harvested because buffeted waste and damage to the quality of the mussels. Not again. Issues of concern Marunda beach reclamation eroded its business. They expressed, the government must stop companies dispose of waste to the beach and that no eviction, because they feared the deadly business.

MURIA EXPO: Potential Appreciation and Community Capacity

Kegiatan MURIA Expo di Rumah si Pitung, Marunda Jakarta Utara

MURIA Event Expo at Rumah Si Pitung, Marunda in North Jakarta

The event was held at Rumah Si Pitung, Tuesday (22/12) the potential and capacity that has been produced together by every citizen of RT on the RW 07 and institutions involved in MURIA.

In her speech, Program Manager Ikasari give an appreciation of activities of groups like a group of mothers that is initiate urban farming activities, and youth groups to initiate mapping training was divided two phases of data collection and data processing OpenSteetMap with QGIS and InaSAFE.

The event with the theme “Potential Event and Community Capacity in Collaboration MURIA” presents Tari Betawi art performances, simulation flood contingency plans RW 07, booth crops urban farming activities and booth map mapping results of training activities.

The group of mothers feel add insight into capabilities farming, and the expected benefits are residents can save even more for shopping for vegetables and of course with good quality. Even the neighbors existing are buy the harvested urban farming groups.

The meantime, according to the results of the mapping of the youth group is also satisfactory. The maps RT activity results be printed A2 size and displayed on the this expo so that people can see the results. Besides shown here, these maps are also printed and placed on the strategic locations where people happy congregate.

RW 07 Marunda are now map which details can be accessed by anyone, from the public, governments and other institutions. Expected results of this mapping can unify and provide relevant information to stakeholders in building the resilience of urban communities.

Wake Resilience Need Involves Different Sectors

Program Manager Ikasari while giving a speech at the event MURIA EXPO

Manager Program Ikasari saat memberi sambutan di Acara MURIA EXPO

When the dialog collaboration of stakeholders in the Government, Private and Public at Rumah Si Pitung Marunda, Program Manager BSK Ikasari said Program Marunda Urban Resilience in Action (MURIA) offers multi-stakeholder approach involving different sectors and integrated approach to strengthening toughness managed by the community itself (community managed).

She said, if the relationships in the community such groups exist and stronger then the the resilience can be achieved. But we are confronted with regulations. If the rules do not support the resilience can not be achieved. “MURIA will build a platform consisting of various parties to support community resilience”, said Ikasari.

Involvement includes multi-party working for shared agenda, so as to create mutually beneficial solutions that improve resilience in Marunda. In addition, the team MURIA will bring diverse expertise in the field of urban planning, multi-stakeholder engagement, disaster risk reduction, water management and environmental sanitation, the innovators of small businesses and livelihoods.

Meanwhile, the results of the study (FGD) with citizens of every RT in RW 7 mapped resilience framework, where there are threats such as flooding, water crisis (access to water), drainage, waste management, pollution, waste, ecosystem conditions change during development and others.

MURIA is a collaboration between Yayasan Bina Tani Sejahtera (YBTS), which is an affiliate of PT East West Seed Indonesia, with Bina Swadaya Consultant (BSK), Karina and the Ford Foundation, to develop the potential and capacity in Marunda, North Jakarta coastal area.

MURIA focus of activities is to build opportunities for entrepreneurship development in collaboration with the private sector and create jobs involving women and young people in decision-making using a multi-stakeholder approach.

Bumi Lestari Develops SRI Jajar Legowo Organic Rice

Pengamatan pola tanam padi dengan sri organik jajar legowo

Observations cropping pattern of rice with SRI jajar legowo organic

Bumi Lestari Farmers Group successfully develop organic rice jajar legowo system at village Ngraho, Gayam subdistrict, Bojonegoro. This group tested organic rice cropping pattern Legowo row in a quarter hectare of wetland area.

Sigit Agustiyono Team Leader PIB (Business Incubation Centre) Bojonegoro explains, is the way the system jajar legowo growing rice with a spacing of 10 meters x 20 meters. Rice planted seed is rice seed selection. In addition, during the period of growing crops by organic fertilizers.

Jajar Legowo lanting pattern to produce more test the rice grains, not susceptible to borers plants, and also produces grain quality. “After a 90-day free trial Legowo row rice crop has been harvested and the result was good,” said Sigit.

Salim, a member of the group Bumi Lestari says the system is add knowledge and experience. “I can learn and get new experience from this Legowo row planting system. In addition, I also learned to use the resources of the surrounding environment, “said Salim.

Farmers Bumi Lestari is guided group PIB which has been accompanied by the Bina Swadaya, which is focusing on mentoring agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

Regents TTS Support at the Exhibition Building Resilience

Bupati TTS (kanan) bersama Ketua DPRD saat panen sayur organik di demplot Desa Noebesa

Regent TTS (right) along withChairman of Parliament (DPRD) during harvest organic vegetable demonstration plot Village Noebesa

Thursday (9/7), becomes an important day four villages assisted Bina Swadaya Konsultan (BSK). An exhibition is an event of the publication of an integrated organic farming system model for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and restoration of ecosystem management held in two villages, representing the District of South Amanatun and District Central Amanuban, which in Oinlasi and Noebesa.

Regent South Central Timor (TTS) Paul VR Mela is present in the exhibition, said the government continues to support the mentoring activities BSK, in accordance with the programs related to the disaster resilience, agriculture and others through related SKPD. “I hope the four villages to science, to be a companion to other villages, so that future science is owned by all the people TTS”. hope Regent.

Regent TTS encourage people to use the potential of their capacity at this time to continue to continue the program by utilizing funds from the government and from the village fund. One of them, by encouraging people to join their group union that funding is guaranteed in the future.

In addition, there is also the Chairman of Parliament (DPRD) Jean Neonufa, some related SKPD, NGOs and businesses which have worked together doing activities for Resilience Program. The presence of the government, NGOs, and businesses for the purpose of uniting faith in order to create partnerships that are interconnected and support each other.

In the event, the village set up five locations different exhibitions, each featuring one practices related to organic farming, which is the location of the composting process, the location of liquid fertilizer, site of the pesticide plant, nursery, and the location where the application of replication 3R ( Recharge, Retention, Reuse).

These locations will be visited by the group, consisting of participants from SKPD present to see for themselves how the five things to do.

Each location there is a guide who is a member FPRB (Forum for Disaster Reduction) and farmers motivator KSM tasked to explain the processes of making five things. The guide should be appreciated, because it is able to explain the process of organic farming systems with enthusiasm to the exhibitors agriculture.


Increase Economic Community Through Organic Farming

The village motivator Noebesa give farmers harvest organic farm in Ikasari

The village motivator Noebesa give farmers harvest organic farm in Ikasari

Organic farming has appeared at improving the economic successful of community at the village assisted Noebesa, Oinlasi, Nakfunu, and Netutnana in Timor Tengah Selatan District (TTS), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

In the implementation of organic farming system is integrated with three approaches, which Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and restoration of ecosystem management. Then implemented through a community approach to organizing community in Kelompok Swadaya Masyarakat (KSM) at any village.

Program Manager BSK Ikasari said, the implementation of organic farming system is to maintain the health of the land and plants through the process of recycling agricultural wastes, manure and does not use inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides.

Continue Ikasari, simple and easily mastered the technology community, so that it can exploit alone needs fertilizers and medicines which raw materials were taken in the environment around. With the environmentally friendly processing, will guarantee the continuity of agriculture to support community food resilience.

Head of Village Noebesa Danial Bau attending Community Resilience Exhibition to say gratitude, because the PFR program (Partners for Resilience) can improve the local economy through organic farming. Danial added, knowledge of farmers are now getting better and has even been able to make their own organic fertilizer.

All this time, NTT communities identical to the slash and burn farming systems which in fact is very detrimental. Many trees are were cut down and also can destroys the land. As such, the preparation of land use terracing system is has contributed to conservation efforts. Terracing can reduce the potential for landslides.

The next, practice of implementation of 3Rs (Recharge, Retention, Reuse), which maximizes catchment area to improve the quantity of groundwater at agricultural land. With the implementation of the 3R system of water reserves in the ground can be increased, so as to minimize the long drought that is threatening large parts of the province.

Organic Farming as a Sustainable Agriculture

KSM di Desa Nakfunu sedang membuat Pupuk Kompos

KSM in the village Nakfunu were making Compost

In principle, organic farming in accordance with policy direction of the National Agricultural Development in efforts towards sustainable agricultural development. Organic farming was developed as a sustainable productive activities that are environmentally friendly.

Many of the benefits from organic farming in terms from aspect of improving soil fertility and increase plant production, from the environmental aspect in maintaining the ecosystem, while from economic aspects does not need to import fertilizers, agricultural chemicals and provide many employment opportunities also increase farmers’ income.

BSK facilitated the implementation of organic farming also has shown success at improving the local economy and the integration efforts at disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and restoration of ecosystem management that farmers have for years expected and call. So that future agriculture will be sustainable in terms of economic and environmentally friendly agriculture.

Activities carried out in four villages namely Noebesa, Oinlasi, Nakfunu, and Netutnana. Beginning to prepare the land, by creating beds of flat land and the terracing on sloping land.

So that the plants are protected from pests, farmers are not use chemical pesticides, but the pesticide plant that they make themselves from a combination of foliage, such as papaya leaf, leaf mahogany and Gliricidia leaves mixed with water with the right dose. Pestisda use is believed to protect the fertility of the soil and make the ground broken. Equally important, the use of botanical pesticides produces healthier plants and fresh.

Meanwhile, to fertilize crops, they no longer use chemical fertilizers, but natural materials such as EM4 and Bokashi fertilizer. EM4 and Bokashi manure fertilizer can be made easily using materials that are around them. Then farmers can also make liquid fertilizer from organic waste and livestock manure. Now they can produce a harvest of the highest quality without seeding and maintenance costs are too high.


Uncover Crisis Indonesian NGOs

NGOs Indonesia

Indonesian NGOs crisis, reduction started a support donors to NGOs in Indonesia. According to Satu Dunia Foundation, may be most donors judge, Indonesia has been relatively democratic and economically advanced.

Divert donor aid to other countries are not considered politically democratic and economically undeveloped. Economically developed might mean liberal by donors.

In addition, in the middle of Indonesian NGOs dependence on donors, of the assistance reduction could threaten the sustainability of the organization. In fact we are do not judge rare NGOs that torpor but not a few were already dead.

Discussions were held on Satu Dunia was revealed, also were influenced and conditions of the crisis caused by the failure of Indonesian NGOs to meet the expectations of donors, less adaptable and innovative advocacy against policies donor / government, limited access to donors.

The next, evidence-based advocacy demands of donors become an important issue in funding. For NGOs are able to answer these demands will be easier access to donors and greater chances to get help.

End of discussion, there is a statement that needs to be addressed and mutual concern, how the Indonesian NGOs could create advocacy programs for the middle class to perform the movements of social change or as the motor of the advocacy movement.

discussion “Knowledge Café” with the theme of Indonesian NGOs Crisis, Where Direction Social Movement? Attended the institution of the Foundation Institute, Plan International, The Asia Foundation, Bina Swadaya, IBU Foundation Bandung, SDLT Aceh (Suara Danau Laut Tawar) in Café Retro, Bidakara Complex, Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, Wednesday (5/8).

Dialogue Open with Mubins

Tim Mubins diskusi terbuka bersama Bina Swadaya di Wisma Janakarya, Jl Gunung Sahari III Jakarta Pusat

Team Mubins open discussion together with Bina Swadaya at Wisma Janakarya, Jl Gunung Sahari III Central Jakarta

Mubyarto Institute (Mubins) visit Bina Swadaya to have an open dialogue, give each information and seeking linkages to strategic and effective cooperation in Wisma Janakarya  and Wisma Hijau (15-16/6).

Coming from Yogyakarta, Mubins team consisting of Rian, Anto, Toni, Budi, Junet related strategic dialogue and cooperation open network. Then learn more about the activities of Bina Swadaya.

Toni hope that this meeting could learn from Bina Swadaya in order to generate a movement, action, and cooperation on the development of useful for rural communities.

Meanwhile, Bambang Ismawan appreciate meeting with Mubins. “We are very happy to see the optimistic attitude that radiates from the face beaming among activists Mubins when closing the strategic dialogue between Mubins and Development Organization,” he said.

Mubins under the auspices of the Foundation Mubyarto have 5 years of work and struggle to continue thinking Professor Mubyarto, in developing Pancasila Economic System and the economic empowerment of the people of Indonesia. This is done through a variety of studies, training, policy advocacy, and empowerment programs in the field.

Mubins established to collect, assess, mengkembangkan, and realize good ideas and thoughts Mubyarto in the field of scientific and social activities.

In efforts “Continuing Mubyarto” the year 2015 is some agenda and the product of thought or empowerment that will be rolled out Mubyarto Institute with the support of partners including the schools Mubyarto, college of applied economics Pancasila, college Mubyarto, school market, Higher Education Village (PTDes), school green, smart village, school koperaasi, the index measuring economic democracy.


Organic farming Integrated with DRR, Climate Change Adaptation and Restoration of Ecosystem Management

Petani melakukan pengamatan iklim secara sederhana, salah satunya untuk menentukan kapan kegiatan pertanian dimulai dan tanaman apa yang cocok ditanam sesuai musim

Farmers perform climate observations in a simple, one to determine when to begin agricultural activities and what plants are suitable planted according to season

Organic farming Integrated with DRR, Climate Change Adaptation and Restoration of Ecosystem Management

Management of organic farming has an impact on the efforts for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and restoration of ecosystem management.

One of them embrace the practice of 3R (Recharge, Retention, Reuse), which is the practice of maximizing the catchment area to increase the quantity of groundwater, farmland.

With the implementation of the 3R system, water reserves in the soil can be increased so as to minimize the long drought that is threatening large parts in Nusa Tenggara Timur

Organic farming Integrated with DRR, Climate Change Adaptation and Restoration of Ecosystem Management

Farmers also perform simple climate observation, using a measuring cup and record it in a book and calendar plan of integrated agricultural markets. These data will help them determine when to begin agricultural activities and planted what plants are suitable according to season and market needs, so that they can anticipate the occurrence of crop failure and increase revenue.

Then, the system of terracing at sloping land that is proven to make the soil more fertile, because when it rains humus are not carried off by rainwater, but settles on the terraces. Additionally, terracing to minimize the occurrence of landslides often occur in the region of Nusa Tenggara Timur