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Programs in partnership with BftW

1. Sustainable Community Development with a Focus on Peace-building

This program has continually developed over many years with each program period. The current period is 2018 - 2020 which includes several new elements including increasing the communities' awareness and understanding of the impacts, benefits and opportunities of the Village Law (UU Desa) and the Electronic Information and Transaction law (UU ITE).

Goal (General Purpose):

Sustainable Community Development with a focus on Social Reconciliation and Organic Agriculture

What are the goals?

  • Environment and public health are protected

  • The economic conditions of the target groups have increased

  • Culture of peace (tolerance, justice and social relations) increases


In partnership with BftW, there are currently 3 Sub-centres located in Tana Toraja, 7 in North Toraja and 4 in West Sulawesi

Examples of Activities carried out in January - October 2018:

  • ToT on the Village Law. This training was attended by 35 people including Motivator Staff, Village Heads from the target villages, and sub-centre administrators.

  • Conflict Management Training in Villages. This training was conducted in each intervention village and was attended by the community, religious leaders, community leaders, and organisations in that village.

  • Organic Farming Training. This training was conducted in each intervention village and was attended by the community, farmer groups, women farmer groups, and the general public who are interested in organic farming.

  • Animal Husbandry Training. This training was conducted in target villages and focused on more practical ways of raising pigs such as sweet potato leaves (utan bai) replaced with other forages and supplemented with supplements from golden snails that farmers can make themselves.

  • ToT on the ITE Law. This training was attended by Motivator Staff and Sub-Centre Administrators. The purpose of this training is to minimize the negative impact of the use of social media in society.

  • Family Economic Management Training. This training is conducted in program villages to increase the capacity of the community to manage household finances so that they are able to plan their expenditure properly.

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2. Lighthouse Project: Pilot Project on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction

This program has been running since 2009 and 2018 is the last year. However, BfdW and DKH have agreed to support the continuation of this program for the 2018 - 2021 period. Currently, temporary proposals are being discussed with stakeholders such as BfdW, DKH, UNHAS, and Humbolt University.

The aim of this program is to increase the capacity of the community to carry out various climate change adaptation and mitigation activities and in terms of disaster risk reduction.

Some of the activities carried out during the reporting period were:

  • Diversification of sources of income for farmers in the form of distribution of packets of pigs (sows, bran, and medication). After several years, until this report was produced, 95% of the households in the three target villages, namely (Buatarrung, Batusura ', and To'pao) had received rotation from this program.

  • Risk Assessment. The survey was conducted in all households in the three target villages to see the level of vulnerability and compared with the surveyors in 2009. From the data collected, it can be concluded that this program has been able to increase community resilience in terms of climate change.

  • Climate Lapng School (SLI) Coffee based on local wisdom. This SLI was attended by 65 people and increased knowledge of organic coffee cultivation. SLI meetings are held at the demonstration plot every 2 weeks. SLI is supported by the Center for Climate Research Opportunity Management - Southeast Pacific (CCROM-SEAP), IPB Bogor.

  • Publishing Learning comics for SLI. This comic book has entered its final stage and is expected to be published in November 2018 and distributed to parties interested in organic coffee cultivation.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Survey. This activity was also supported by CCROM-SEAP and succeeded in calculating the production of greenhouse gas emissions from the target villages.

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3. Climate Resilience Agriculture Investigation Innovative Project (CRAIIP)

    Innovative Climate Resistant Agricultural Research Program

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The Climate Resilence Agriculture Investigation and Innovative Project is a development of the Lighthouse Project but is more focused on teaching farmers to conduct research according to scientific standards so that they are able to carry out their own research in order to survive climate change which is a threat to practice - their agricultural practices.

This research activity was accompanied by Humbolt University, Germany and the Faculty of Agriculture UNHAS, Makassar. The main themes in this research are horticultural crops and rice. The results of this program will be distributed in Toraja and to the Toraja Church Motivator Center for the training. In addition, the lessons learned will be published in scientific journals both at the national and international levels.

This program collaborates with BfdW and DKH and is supported by Hasanuddin University and Humbolt University, Germany.

The main objective of this program is to improve the ability of farmers in agricultural research midwives. This program has succeeded in forming 5 farmer research groups in 5 target villages, namely Buatarrung Village, Batusura 'Village, To'pao Village, Buntudatu Village (Tana Toraja Regency), Tallang Sura' Village, North Toraja Regency.

Some of the activities carried out during this reporting period are:

  • National Seminar in Bandung. This activity was carried out with the Indonesian Integrated Pest Management Farmers Association (IPPHTI), Pajajaran University, and Hasanuddin University. This activity is ongoing (22-25 October 2018) involving farmers from each of the target villages.

  • Katokkon Pepper Research. This research focuses on the best treatment for Lombok Katokkon cultivation. The results of the farmers' research indicated that Titonia (wild sunflower) compost was very suitable for Katokkon chilies.

  • Local Rice Research. This study aims to conserve local rice seeds under the threat of introduced seedlings that tend to be chemical-based. The results showed that local rice (Pare Ambo ', Pare Bau, and Pare Barri Rarang) was quite suitable in Toraja and the harvest time was only 20 days apart from introduced rice, namely Impago rice.

  • Presentation of Program Results at the International Conference on Food Security called Tropentaq in Gent, Belgium. To share best practices, the Project Manager gave a presentation at the Conference about best practices in the CRAIIP program in Toraja.

EMS Partnership Program, Germany

The program in collaboration with EMS is a replication of the Sustainable Community Development program but takes the target villages in other districts, namely, 4 villages in Mamasa District (Benae 'Village, Batanguru Village, Salutambun Village, and East Salutambun Village) and 3 villages in East Luwu Regency ( Tarripa village, Mantadulu village, and Tawakua village).

The activities carried out in this launching period are the same as those carried out in the collaboration program with BfdW in the field of Sustainable Community Development above.

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Partnership Program With Church World Service (CWS)

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This program began in July 2017 and 2018 is the 2nd year. This program takes suggestion villages in 5 lembang namely Lembang Burasia, Lembang Bau, Lembang Pondingao ', and Lembang Rano.

Activities that took place during this reporting period were:

  • Establishment of a Disaster Resilient Village. This activity has succeeded in forming disaster preparedness teams in the 5 target fields.

  • Forming

  • Conducting a Community Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis. The analysis shows the level of vulnerability of the community as well as the types of interventions that are recommended.

  • Review existing climate change risk measures. From these activities, it can be identified several activities that still need to be investigated in the community to be more resilient to climate change.

  • Developing Disaster Management Plans in 5 target villages

  • Facilitating the formation of women's savings and loans businesses

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