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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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