On Saturday, 8th October 2016, Project Department of IAAS LC IPB had succesfully done a seminar as the first part of event named IAAS Back to Nature (IBTN) 2016 with the theme Exploring Agriculture through Unexpected Journey. The purpose of this activity was to give an experience for IPB students, especially for members of IAAS LC IPB to feel the atmosphere of agriculture in villages around the campus, one of which is Cikarawang village and to practice the knowledge that has been acquired in the lectures in a real situation.
This seminar was held in RK OFAC B12 Faculty of Agriculture, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) from 08.00 am until 13.00 pm. This event was attended of 26 students IPB including members of IAAS LC IPB who be pasticipant in this event . There were two speakers at this seminar, they were Mr. Gigin Mardiansyah as a founder of Kampung Horta and Mr. Badri as a owner of Jambu Kristal plantation. Mr. Gigin provided an explanation about agroedutourism to the participant, while Mr. Badri introduced the potensial of Cikarawang village to the participant. This seminar was become very interesting with the question and answer session from the participants to the two speakers. The participants can ask anything that related to agroedutourism or about the potential and problem that being faced of Cikarawang village to become an agroedutourism village.
At the end of the event, the participants were divided into four groups. After that, they were given an explanation about how to create a flowchart regarding the solution of the existing problems in Cikarawang village. In this seminar, there were something that had to be noticed and evaluated such as the publication.
The next day was continued the second half of this event. This activity was held in Cikarawang village from 08.00 am until 02.25 pm and attended by 34 students of IPB including members of IAAS LC IPB whom be participate this activity . The activity was opened by Mr. Ujang and Mr. Bastari as the representatives of Cikarawang village in the village hall. After that, the participants were divided into four groups that have been divided before and the training started. The first training that attended by participants was cassava processing then Jambu Kristal processing . Jambu Kristal processing was classified into four posts, there were harvesting, transplanting, seedling, and sorting.
At the end of the event, the participants made a flowchart about the problems that happened in Cikarawang village and gave a solution to make Cikarawang village as an agroedutourism village. The participants presented their flowchart and then commented upon by the head of department project, Wahyu Inayah.
This activity was very interesting but there were things that had to be noticed and evaluated such as time management, publication, and coordination between the committee. We hope from this activity, all participants realized the potential of Cikarawang village and can applied their knowledge to the people in villages around campus, especially in Cikarawang village. See you in the next IAAS Back to Nature activity!