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  • Bale Resiliensi Indonesia: Local-Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Although the development of the world is getting faster and more sophisticated, the occurrence of disasters is increasing day by day and is unavoidable. In fact, the years 2010-2020 are referred to as a decade full of disasters in a report published by Katadata. According to a report by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), the trend of annual occurrences of disasters in Indonesia tends to increase. From 2010-2020, the highest annual number of disasters occurred in 2019, at 3,814. Disasters that hit Indonesia are generally caused by hydrometeorology. Floods, landslides, and cyclones have dominated the natural disasters that have occurred over the past decade.

  • Bali Towards Community Resilience

    Hunger is happening all over the world as the COVID-19 virus develops from early 2020. According to an analysis of the World Food Program, as many as 41 million people are hungry. Over the years, hunger in the world has continued to increase, especially in developing countries with high poverty levels. At the same time, droughts and floods occur in most areas due to climate change.

  • Bali Water Protection in SIWW 2022 – 3 Key Takeaways

    Bali Water Protection (BWP) attended Singapore International Water Week 2022 (17-21 April), Asia’s first large-scale water show since the pandemic. Along with the co-located event CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) 2022, the events attracted over 15,000 physical attendees comprising leaders in government, industry, and academia from around the world.

  • Caring for Seeds, Caring for Life

    During these five years of cooperating with IDEP, farmer groups in Pedawa Village have been able to try variations of vegetable and fruit crops and cultivate them. The variety of seeds they plant provides its advantages because they can implement crop rotation to minimize the arrival of pests and diseases. "It's good that we can exchange seeds because here [IDEP] is a seed bank, so we do not plant one type of plant," said Kadek Suantika, a farmer from Pedawa Village.

  • Gardens of Hope: From the South Coast Karst Hills of Yogyakarta to the Eastern Edge Villages of Java

    At the end of 2019, IDEP team members visited groups of tobacco farmers in two regencies, Jember Regency in East Java and Gunungkidul Regency on the southern coast of the Special Region of Yogyakarta. In these two regions, there are two tobacco villages through which we passed through, and by 2020, there were three villages we visited.

  • How Tianyar Farmers Have Become Adaptive in a Barren Place

    Hot and dusty weather was felt when we arrived in Tianyar Village, Karangasem, on June 22 2021.  Despite the barren land, the lack of water and the sun's scorching heat, amazingly, this village has been able to implement permaculture systems. These problems are  precisely the reason why they have implemented permaculture and now that they are slowly being solved, the village is even able to increase community income.

  • Hutan Belajar: Being Harmonious Through Education and Conservation


    Begins with concern over the land-use change in West Bali Forest, IDEP Foundation and Basebali created the Hutan Belajar program to save the forest through conservation and education. After more than nine years, both local organizations were fighting for forest conservation in the West of Bali. It started from the Hutan Sekolah program which had a positive response from the local community, then continued in a bigger program called Hutan Belajar.


  • 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.

  • Jasmine Mustika: Whatever is Best for Children

    That afternoon, beneath a cloudy March sky, we pulled up at the entrance to one of the densest villages in Denpasar. Not long after, a woman riding a motorcycle with a basket perched on the back stopped next to our car. Her name is Jasmine Mustika. A woman from Malang who has lived in Bali since 1992. Jasmine and her family are one of the beneficiaries of the Family Bucket – a bucket filled with basic needs that we distribute to single mothers with school children in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.

  • Mutual Cooperation Embedded in the COVID-19 Task Force in the Penglipuran Traditional Village

    For over two years, the world has faced an uncertain situation due to COVID-19. However, slowly community began to adapt and bounce back with all the innovations to survive. Communities in Indonesia made many efforts to deal with COVID-19, such as forming the COVID-19 Task Force.

  • 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.


  • Re-examining the Potential of Subak Catur Angga

    Subak Catur Angga, one of the World Cultural Heritage (WCH) according to UNESCO, has been known as a local rice producer in Bali. Local knowledge that is still believed, environmental and climatic conditions make local rice still exist today. "I have felt, for maintenance between local and superior rice [GMO], it is easier for local ones," said Wayan Watera, Pekaseh Subak Keloncing.

  • Remembering Subak and Local Knowledge in Harmony with Nature

    Farmers in Subak Keloncing, Tabanan prefer to grow local paddy rather than paddy from prime seeds from the industry. Wayan Watera–Pekaseh Subak Keloncing–said, "We ever plant prime seeds in the past, because some people said we can harvest it faster, but it turned out that the difference was 15 days from local paddy." Of hundreds of farmers included in Subak Keloncing, just a few have planted prime seeds in half of their lands. "I've felt the difference between local and prime seeds, especially in maintenance. For me, growing local seeds is easier. And it has the same result. That's why farmers here are less interested in prime seeds," added this 72-year-old farmer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Siti Fadillah: Children Happiness is The First

    Siti Fadillah and her husband are always together, caring for their children and earning a living. After taking the children to school, they went to Kutuh Buah Market to sell porridge and chicken soup. "It was never called a separate sale," Siti recalls when I met her one afternoon in March 2022. "It's always the same thing, selling both."

  • Strengthen Subak Organization for Agriculture Sustainability in Bali

    The existence of Subak as part of World Heritage by UNESCO is in danger of being revoked. Moreover, Its environment is also threatened due to ecological problems, such as land conversion, water exploitation, and soil degradation. In response to these problems, the Group of Pekaseh[leader] Subak Catur Angga held several meetings and decided to make a Working Group (Pokja) in early 2020. "Through this Working Group, we hope to produce an agreement based on our needs in the future," said Ketut Suastika, PekasehSubak Catur Angga Working Group supervisor.


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