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Building Capacity of Farmers to Adapt with Climate Change through Climate Field School

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Have you heard about our Climate Field School? Climate Field School is’s educational program session in collaboration with the Indonesian Meteorology office (BMKG) and Stockholm Environment Institute,  teaching farmers how to adapt to climate change. It is an interactive training for farmers on how to use weather information then incorporate it in farm decision-making and to anticipate for weather-related extreme events.

Throwback to the First Climate Field School in 2018 

We conducted the first Climate Field School in Jembrana Bali in 2018. The very first Climate Field School we had for coffee and cacao farmers in Bali introduced farmers to climate information that they can use as a consideration while making the decision for their farmland.

Pak Cakra, a coffee farmer is one of the participants at that moment. Few months after the field school, we visited his house in Jembrana with Stockholm Environment Institute. We were surprised that he can explain climate change really well. 

Climate Field School in East Nusa Tenggara 

We have expanded our climate field school for coffee and cacao farmers to East Nusa Tenggara. In June 2019 in collaboration with Meteorology and Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) conducted the first Climate Field School in East Nusa Tenggara as before it only conducted in Bali in 2018. Mayun Bary of was there to facilitate and explain to farmers about climate information.   

Climate Field School in Plaga, Bali

As one of the efforts to help farmers tacking climate change, collaborates with the Indonesian Meteorology and Climatology Agency (BMKG) to build the capacity of coffee and cacao farmers to adapt to climate change. On October 14, 2019. During the field school, farmers are introduced to weather information and anticipate the weather-related extreme condition.

Engage Local Society to Support Climate Field Schools  

To expand our Climate Field School in Indonesia, we open chances for the public to support this program. Through arranging raffle, people can donate to our Climate Field Schools in the future. The participants are not only supporting actions for a better climate but also have the chance to win vouchers from Parachute restaurant in Canggu, Bali. On October 21, we have chosen 3 winners and announced it live on our Facebook page. They are Lauren Melios, Leopold Leforestier, and Mrinal Guharoy.

Thank you to everyone who participated. All the funds collected will help the farmers to tackle climate change!

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